Water for Birds

From California's coastal estuaries to inland wetlands and waterbodies, water is the foundation of life.

Wood Duck Photo: Harry Collins

A Shorebird Lover’s Paradise at the Salton Sea
Salton Sea

A Shorebird Lover’s Paradise at the Salton Sea

Conducting community science during a glorious spring migration for the Intermountain West Shorebird Survey

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CA’s Revised Budget Highlights Critical Need for a Climate Bond
Audublog

CA’s Revised Budget Highlights Critical Need for a Climate Bond

Governor Newsom's May Revise proposed budget wrestles with cuts in important climate and conservation programs

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Chuckwalla National Monument
Public Lands

Chuckwalla National Monument

Protecting California's stunning desert landscapes

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Tricolored Blackbirds Once Faced Extinction—Here's What's Behind Their Exciting Comeback
Working Lands

Tricolored Blackbirds Once Faced Extinction—Here's What's Behind Their Exciting Comeback

For a decade Audubon California and partners have worked with farmers to delay harvests where the birds nest, solving what was once the biggest threat to the species.

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Giving Migratory Birds "A Fighting Chance"
Working Lands

Giving Migratory Birds "A Fighting Chance"

An innovative partnership to save California’s vulnerable birds

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Climate Change and Survival by Degrees
Global Warming

Climate Change and Survival by Degrees

389 Species on the Brink: Two-thirds of North American birds are at increasing risk of extinction from global temperature rise.

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Meeting the Vulture
Bird-Friendly Communities

Meeting the Vulture

A sudden encounter inspires an ode to the Turkey Vulture

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Birds we're diggin'

Dark-eyed Junco

Latin:  Junco hyemalis

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California Condor

Latin:  Gymnogyps californianus

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California Quail

Latin:  Callipepla californica

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California Thrasher

Latin:  Toxostoma redivivum

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American Avocet

Latin:  Recurvirostra americana

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Sandhill Crane

Latin:  Antigone canadensis

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Sharp-shinned Hawk

Latin:  Accipiter striatus

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Steller's Jay

Latin:  Cyanocitta stelleri

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A brief history of Audubon in California

Audubon California was established in 1996 as a field program of the National Audubon Society, overseeing the organization's properties and leading conservation efforts. But our work in California goes back to the earliest days of the national organization, even before its formal founding. Audubon's legacy of conservation and activism in the Golden State establishes it as a force for conservation along the Pacific Flyway.