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California Condor. Photo: Scott Frier/USFWS

View from the Salton Sea -- Fall, 2020
Salton Sea

View from the Salton Sea -- Fall, 2020

Bird counts and water tests monitor a shrinking Sea.

On Birds and Belonging
Audublog

On Birds and Belonging

Growing up in the Philippines, Justine Villanueva shares her journey of leaving her homeland and healing her belonging through decolonization, learning to dwell, and connecting to birds.

Restoring Sonoma Creek for Climate Resilience
Coastal Resiliency

Restoring Sonoma Creek for Climate Resilience

First-of-its-kind project restores 400 acres of tidal marsh habitat along Sonoma Creek in northern San Francisco Bay, helping withstand sea level rise and storm surges from climate change.

No Time Left for Delays at the Salton Sea
Salton Sea

No Time Left for Delays at the Salton Sea

Sixty years after its mid-century heyday, California's largest lake is declining rapidly.

Governor Newsom Issues Groundbreaking 30 x 30 Executive Order
Press Center

Governor Newsom Issues Groundbreaking 30 x 30 Executive Order

— California is first in nation to commit to protecting 30% of our lands and waters by 2030.
Audubon's Budding Scientists Spread Their Wings at the Salton Sea
Salton Sea

Audubon's Budding Scientists Spread Their Wings at the Salton Sea

"It isn’t this nasty swamp that people make it out to be; it is an area that is teeming with life that sees almost more than half of the total different North American avian species and on a clear day is one of the most beautiful sunrises or sunsets you will ever see."

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.

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