Saving Our Seas and Shores

Saving Our Seas and Shores

Working to protect California's seabirds and shorebirds.

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Bird-friendly Communities
Bird-Friendly Communities

Bird-friendly Communities

Audubon is committed to transforming our communities into places where birds flourish.

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Conservation

Audubon California Blasts Administration Move to Decimate Northern Spotted Owl Critical Habitat
Conservation

Audubon California Blasts Administration Move to Decimate Northern Spotted Owl Critical Habitat

“The administration has declared open season on America’s public lands even as it leaves office, with dozens of threatened and endangered species hanging in the balance.”

Governor Newsom Issues Groundbreaking 30 x 30 Executive Order
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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.
How Do California's Megafires Impact Birds?
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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?

Audubon-Sponsored Bill Protecting California’s Birds Clears State Senate
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Audubon-Sponsored Bill Protecting California’s Birds Clears State Senate

AB 454 clarifies that state law still protects migratory birds, even where Trump Administration has weakened federal law.

Federal Judge Rules Audubon Lawsuit Against Trump Administration May Proceed
Conservation

Federal Court Greenlights Joint Lawsuit to Defend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

Lawsuit defends birds from the Trump Administration's efforts to hand industry a blank check for bird deaths.

Western Snowy Plovers nest at Huntington State Beach for the first time in five decades
Conservation

Western Snowy Plovers nest at Huntington State Beach for the first time in five decades

Partnerships with California State Parks, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and volunteers from Audubon and other non-profits are instrumental in the recovery of the Western Snowy Plover

Protect our marine birds and mammals: stop HR 200
Conservation

Protect our marine birds and mammals: stop HR 200

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on a bill that would undermine the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA). The MSA is the primary law that governs management of ocean fish in U.S. federal waters and has served as the nation’s road map to sustainably managed fisheries.

Audubon Statement on Draft Legislation to Amend Endangered Species Act

This week, Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) released a draft bill to overhaul the Endangered Species Act. Barrasso chairs the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and has worked with the Western Governors Association to draft the proposal. The “Endangered Species Act Amendments of 2018” is a discussion draft. In response to the proposal, Sarah Greenberger, Senior Vice President, Conservation Policy at National Audubon Society, issued the following statement:

 “If you’ve ever seen a Bald Eagle or a Brown Pelican, you can thank the Endangered Species Act. The Endangered Species Act protects iconic American wildlife from extinction at a 99 percent success rate. But in the face of increasing threats from development, contaminants and a changing climate, we must do more to protect birds and other wildlife and the places they need to survive and thrive. First and foremost, conserving threatened and endangered species requires more resources, but it also requires a creative, science-based, bipartisan conversation on how we can improve conservation outcomes on the ground. We appreciate that the Western Governors Association has convened a thoughtful effort to tackle these issues, that Senator Barrasso wants to continue that conversation and has invited organizations like Audubon to offer our thoughts. We will review the discussion draft with that goal in mind – improving science-based conservation for birds now and into the future.”

More about Audubon’s work and the Endangered Species Act can be found here.

Seen any Pacific-slope Flycatchers lately?
Conservation

Seen any Pacific-slope flycatchers lately?

On the June 15 MAPS banding day at Starr Ranch, Kim Geissler saw 7 Pacific-slope Flycatchers, just one of 31 species seen or captured at the banding station that day.

Bill defending California’s migratory birds passes critical Senate committee vote
Conservation

Bill defending California’s migratory birds passes critical Senate committee vote

— Assembly Bill 2627 seeks to protect California birds in the face of federal attacks on the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

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