Conservation

Saving birds and their habitats is at the core of what we do

Black-necked Stilts are one of the many shorebirds that need our help. Photo: Jerry Ting

Because of the importance of California to birds, Audubon has had a strong presence here for more than 100 years – represented by the National Audubon Society, local chapters, and many thousands of members and supporters. Audubon California, acting as a field program of the National Audubon Society since 1996, has a long list of accomplishments on behalf of birds and nature. Recent examples include legislation to remove toxic lead from ammunition, an agreement to safeguard habitat for birds at Owens Lake, establishment of protected areas for marine birds along the coast, and an introduction to nature for thousands of children at our centers and sanctuaries.

All of our victories for are made possible by the unique way that Audubon California works. Building from our origins as a grassroots movement powered by peoples’ love of birds, our organization works on the local, state, and national levels, seeking out partnerships with chapters, government agencies, and other nonprofit organizations. We have a reputation for building sensible, non-partisan solutions to conservation challenges. If conservation is a journey, we invite people to join us on that journey, and to share in our success. Explore this section and learn about the different ways in which we work.

Global Warming and a clean energy future
Global Warming

Global Warming

170 California birds species are in danger of extinction in the coming decades if we fail to act on global warming.

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Saving Important Bird Areas
Important Bird Areas

Saving Important Bird Areas

With its dramatic coastlines, lush forests, blooming valleys, and vivid deserts, California's spectacular natural landscapes host the one of the largest, most diverse concentration of birds in the United States.

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Bird-friendly Communities
Bird-Friendly Communities

Bird-friendly Communities

Creating Bird-Friendly Communities is one of five major strategies in Audubon's new strategic plan and will be implemented across the country. 

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Working Lands
Working Lands

Working Lands

By partnering with landowners, we can create lasting protections for birds.

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Seas and Shores
Seas & Shores

Seas and Shores

Seabirds and shorebirds need our help.

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Wildlife-Friendly Renewable Energy
Wildlife-friendly Renewable Energy

Wildlife-friendly Renewable Energy

Because we don't have to choose between renewable energy and wildlife protection.

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How you can help, right now