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California Condor. Photo: Scott Frier/USFWS

Eyes on the Salton Sea – what are we seeing?
Salton Sea

Eyes on the Salton Sea – what are we seeing?

The Salton Sea has been referred to as the “crowned jewel of avian biodiversity"

Remembering my first Christmas Bird Count
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Remembering my first Christmas Bird Count

On the 120th Anniversary, join an Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count near you

Thousands of Albatrosses Saved from Deadly Fishhooks
Seas & Shores

Albatross Saved from Deadly Fishhooks

This big win came after years of advocacy from the Audubon network

The Salton Sea is Collapsing
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The Salton Sea is Collapsing

The Salton Sea is shrinking rapidly, killing the fish on which migratory birds depend and exposing airborne dust that endangers the health of the 650,000 residents who live nearby.

Albatrosses Killed by Longline Fishing Gear
San Francisco Bay

Albatrosses Killed by Longline Fishing Gear

Federal fisheries managers threaten albatrosses with another push for new pelagic longline fisheries off the west coast.

25 Years of Desert Conservation
Important Bird Areas

25 Years of Desert Conservation

Protections for desert bird species including the the Golden Eagle, Burrowing owl, Gila Woodpecker, Cactus Wren, and Greater Roadrunner

Experts, State Officials and Stakeholders to Gather to Plot Future of Salton Sea
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Experts, State Officials and Stakeholders to Gather to Plot Future of Salton Sea

Swift action urged to avert environmental, public health disaster.

California Protects Small Fish that is Key for Coastal Wildlife
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California Protects Small Fish that is Key for Coastal Wildlife

Pacific herring is a linchpin for marine food chain and the commercial fishery.

Take it personally: Climate change is a serious threat to birds and your community. Enter your location to see which impacts from climate change are predicted for your area, and how birds near you will be affected through Audubon's Climate Visualizer.

As the climate changes, so will the places birds need.

Audubon scientists took advantage of 140 million observations, recorded by birders and scientists, to describe where 604 North American bird species live today—an area known as their “range.” They then used the latest climate models to project how each species’s range will shift as climate change and other human impacts advance across the continent.

The results are clear: Birds will be forced to relocate to find favorable homes. And they may not survive.

See which of your local birds are most vulnerable under different warming scenarios.

New Audubon Science: Two-Thirds of North American Birds at Risk of Extinction Due to Climate Change
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New Audubon Science: Two-Thirds of North American Birds at Risk of Extinction Due to Climate Change

Enter your zip code into Audubon’s Birds and Climate Visualizer and it will show you how climate change will impact your birds and your community and includes ways you can help.

How you can help, right now