Tricolored Blackbirds

Photo: James Scott

While the Red-winged Blackbird is abundant over most of the continent, the similar Tricolored Blackbird has a very small range in the Pacific states. Each year, they gather in highly social colonies for breeding throughout the San Joaquin Valley, Sacramento Valley, Sierra Foothills, Central Coast, and Southern California.  With Tricolored Blackbirds recently listed under California's Endangered Species Act, recovery of this species is more critical than ever.

SUCCESS! 178,500 Tricolored Blackbirds Saved This Season
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Success! 178,500 Tricolored Blackbirds Saved

This spring, 90% of colonies thrived in the Central Valley

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Cool Tricolored Blackbird colony in the Central Valley
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Cool video of Tricolored Blackbird colony

Watch this video of a nesting colony in the Central Valley

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Tricolored Blackbird Recovery Imperiled
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Tricolored Blackbird Recovery Imperiled

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Denies Threatened Species Federal Listing under Endangered Species Act

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Nearly 75,000 Tricolored Blackbirds protected in 2017
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Nearly 75,000 Tricolored Blackbirds protected in 2017

Celebrating the five year partnership between farmers and conservationists that allows Tricolored blackbirds nesting on farms sufficient time to fledge their young

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