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California Condor. Photo: Scott Frier/USFWS

How Do California's Megafires Impact Birds?
Audublog

How Do California's Megafires Impact Birds?

We are in uncharted territory. Birds are on the move to escape the smoke and stress. What will happen to them and the habitat they need to survive?

Avian Botulism Kills 40,000 Birds at Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge
Water

Avian Botulism Kills 40,000 Birds at Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge

Heat, drought and water policy have created a Slow-Motion Catastrophe at the California-Oregon Border

177,000 Tricolored Blackbirds Saved in 2020!
Working Lands

177,000 Tricolored Blackbirds Saved in 2020!

In the sixth year of the Audubon Summer Conservation Program, we worked closely with dairy producers to protect 100% of the known 15 Tricolored Blackbird colonies on agricultural fields across four counties.

Thriving Seabird Colony on Alcatraz Island
San Francisco Bay

The Thriving Seabird Colony on Alcatraz Island

Take a glimpse into this wildlife-viewing gem.

Prescribed Burn Protects Bobcat Ranch from LNU Lightening Fires
Audublog

Prescribed Burn Protects Bobcat Ranch from LNU Lightening Fires

The LNU Lightening Fires reached Bobcat Ranch, a 6,800 acre blue oak conservation property and certified Audubon Conservation Ranch. Thanks to the prevention work and prescribed fires by CAL FIRE and our staff, we successfully protected Bobcat Ranch’s infrastructure and surrounding developments.

Conservation and Community Groups Note Signs of Progress and Mounting Urgency as State Reviews Salton Sea Work
Salton Sea

Conservation and Community Groups Note Signs of Progress and Mounting Urgency as State Reviews Salton Sea Work

— State Water Resources Board meets today to discuss status and future of California’s largest body of water.
Victory! Federal Judge Rules Administration’s Bird-Killing Policy is Illegal
Press Center

Victory! Federal Judge Rules Administration’s Bird-Killing Policy is Illegal

Ruling is a victory in lawsuit by Audubon, California and seven other states to block administration rollback of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

The Fight for Marine Algae
Coastal Resiliency

The Fight for Marine Algae

Why we must protect kelp and algae along the California coast as the foundation of the marine ecosystem for birds.

Great American Outdoors Act Will Benefit Birds, People, and Parks across California
Press Center

Great American Outdoors Act Will Benefit Birds, People, and Parks across California

With approval from Congress, the Great American Outdoors Act goes to the president to sign.

Success! Audubon's Virtual Advocacy Day Delivers Wins for Birds
Advocacy

Success! Audubon's Virtual Advocacy Day Delivers Wins for Birds

Audubon supporters hold 50 meetings with state representatives to speak up for birds.

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