Press Center

Audubon California is one of the leading voices for birds and conservation in the Golden State, and a resource for members of the media looking for information on topics such as birds, habitat conservation, climate change, wildlife policy, and a variety of related issues. Representatives of our organization appear in the press regularly and are happy to share their expertise.

To speak to an Audubon California expert, contact our Communications Department:

Garrison Frost
Director of Marketing and Communications
gfrost@audubon.org
(415) 644-4604

Rachelle House
Development Communications Associate
rhouse@audubon.org
415.644.4601

Press releases

Northern Spotted Owl named Audubon California’s  2016 Bird of the Year
Bird Of The Year

Northern Spotted Owl named Audubon California’s 2016 Bird of the Year

— Online voters selected the conservation icon from a crowded field.
New report offers roadmap for protecting birds at the Salton Sea
Press Center

A roadmap for protecting birds at the Salton Sea

— New study shows acreage of habitat state needs to provide to maintain area’s role on the Pacific Flyway.
Proposed 'drought-response' language holds dangers for birds and wildlife
Press Center

Proposed 'drought-response' language holds dangers for birds and wildlife

— Audubon California joins many other conservation organizations in urging lawmakers to reject rider to Water Resources Development Act that undermines the Endangered Species Act and destabilizes water deliveries to Central Valley wildlife refuges.
Passage of Proposition 67 removes a danger for birds and habitat
Audublog

Passage of Prop 67 will remove a key threat to birds

— Audubon California had endorsed Proposition 67 to protect birds and remove a blight to California's treasured open spaces.
Citizen Scientists along West Coast to Count Brown Pelicans on Saturday, October 15 to Aid in Conservation of Troubled Seabird
California Brown Pelican Survey

Citizen Scientists along West Coast to Count Brown Pelicans on Saturday, October 15 to Aid in Conservation of Troubled Seabird

— Bird enthusiasts in California, Oregon, Washington, and Baja Mexico, are invited to join a West coast-wide effort to count California brown pelicans on Saturday, October 15, 2016 during the last four hours of daylight to help conservationists determine the health of the iconic species.
Audubon California endorses Proposition 67
Audublog

Audubon California endorses Proposition 67

— Affirming California’s legislative ban on plastic bags will help both birds and people.
Governor signs bill to mitigate impacts of global warming and restore vital eelgrass bird habitat
Press Center

Governor signs bill to mitigate impacts of global warming and restore vital eelgrass bird habitat

— Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1363, authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and sponsored by Audubon California.
Federal renewable energy plan will safeguard bird habitat in the desert while speeding California’s renewable energy goals
Wildlife-friendly Renewable Energy

Feds release bold plan to safeguard desert birds while developing renewable energy

— "This plan proves that we don’t have to choose between wildlife protection and renewable energy,” says Brigid McCormack, executive director of Audubon California.
Legislation regulating use of drones in wildlife areas  heads to the Governor’s desk
Press Center

Legislation regulating use of drones in wildlife areas heads to the Governor’s desk

— As more and more people are taking their drones for a spin in California's open spaces, there's concern that all these flying robots might not be so great for birds and other wildlife. Assembly Bill 2148, which passed out of concurrence this week, will require the state to create rules for drone use in state wildlife areas.
Groups call on state to use new Salton Sea MOU as a launching point for on-the-ground projects
Salton Sea

Groups call on state to use new Salton Sea MOU as a launching point for on-the-ground projects

— State and feds agree to protect the Salton Sea