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California Condor. Photo: Scott Frier/USFWS

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.

A Way Forward for California's Working Lands
Working Lands

A Way Forward for California's Working Lands

Conservation ranching techniques create habitat and sequester carbon. Under a new bill, the state would pay ranchers to implement them.

Audubon California: Richmond Spill More Than Enough to Damage Sensitive Ecosystem
Coastal Resiliency

Richmond Spill More Than Enough to Damage Sensitive Ecosystem

— SF Bay is a keystone of an ecosystem that supports everything from seabirds to herring.
The Case for Wetlands in the Central Valley
Water

The Case for Wetlands in the Central Valley

Vital protections are needed for wetlands that depend on groundwater under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act

New Study: Wetlands Restoration Can Improve Water Quality in Central Valley
Water

New Study Highlights Opportunity for Wetlands Restoration to Improve Water Quality in the Central Valley

Vibrant ecosystems can absorb carbon dioxide helping mitigate climate change and nitrogen cleaning the run-off from human use of the land for agriculture or development.

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