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California Condor. Photo: Scott Frier/USFWS

 New Study Shows Seagrasses Buffer Ocean Acidification
Coastal Resiliency

New Study Shows Seagrasses Buffer Ocean Acidification

Eelgrass provides dozens of benefits to our coast and ocean. A groundbreaking new study further underlines its importance to marine birds and wildlife in a time of climate change.

The Trail to Liberation
Bird-Friendly Communities

The Trail to Liberation

On a solo trek to Mount Shasta, I finally embraced myself for who I really was - a trans woman.

The Annual Dilemma
Working Lands

The Annual Dilemma

If annual, non-native, and invasive grasses have a strategy for success, it is certainly, “the early bird gets the worm.” Our response focuses on prescribed burns and timed grazing to benefit grassland birds.

Bridging the Nature Gap
Audublog

Bridging the Nature Gap

California Bill Would Make the Outdoors More Accessible to Everyone

Mental Health in the Pandemic and the Comfort of Contact Calls
Bird-Friendly Communities

Mental Health in the Pandemic and the Comfort of Contact Calls

A bird's gentle call back and forth allows her companion to relax - perhaps enough to make it to the next day. How can we apply this in our own lives?

Hope at the Salton Sea
Bombay Beach Wetland

Hope at the Salton Sea

Audubon California releases report detailing emerging wetlands at the Salton Sea.

How Oscar Fell in Love with Birds
Bird-Friendly Communities

How Oscar Fell in Love with Birds

After the sun went down, Oscar spotted a barn owl returning to a nest box full of whining owlets before flying off and encountering another barn owl. At one point, the second owl was flying right at him, and a grinning Oscar said, “I’m so happy right now.” Birds give him so much joy.

Raven’s Favor
Bird Sits

Raven’s Favor

A Tale of Wild Communication

It's on! Herring Run in SF Bay Attracts Thousands of Birds
Coastal Resiliency

It's on! Herring Run in SF Bay Attracts Thousands of Birds

San Francisco Bay is an ecologically rich estuary, significant for its large eelgrass beds, spawning areas for Pacific herring, and tens of thousands of wintering waterbirds and other wildlife. Each winter, waterbirds migrate to the waters in and around the Richardson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary to rest in the calm waters and feast on herring.

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