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

Creating Bird-Friendly Communities is one of five major strategies in Audubon's new strategic plan and will be implemented across the country. 

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Conservation

Cosco Busan Oil Spill 10-Year Anniversary Photo Gallery
Conservation

Cosco Busan Oil Spill 10-Year Anniversary Photo Gallery

Thousands of birds died and shorelines were blackened after 53,000 gallons of oil spilled following Nov. 7, 2007 accident. This photo gallery shows some of the damage and recovery efforts.

10 years after Cosco Busan, restored habitat on Aramburu Island

Check out this coverage of our restoration work after the Cosco Busan Oil spill on Aramburu Island from KTVU 2 NewsThe anniversary of San Francisco Bay’s worst oil spill comes as the Trump Administration pushes for increased oil drilling off the California coast.  Andrea Jones, Audubon California Director of Bird Conservation, talks about the impact of the Cosco Busan spill, the Aramburu Island restoration, and the birds who depend on the the island and bay. 

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Oil kills birds. Read our press release on the 10 year anniversary of the Cosco Busan Oil Spill
Learn more about Arambaru Island

Richardson Bay Annual closure protects important migratory bird species
Conservation

Richardson Bay Annual closure protects important migratory bird species

Sanctuary waters in Richardson Bay are closed to all boat traffic October 1st through March 31st and in-water activities (including kayaks & stand-up paddleboards, or SUPs) from October 1st through March 31st to protect over-wintering and migratory waterbirds.

A visit to a waterbird’s gas station
San Francisco Bay

A visit to a waterbird’s gas station

San Francisco Bay is an integral part of the Pacific Flyway. A recent visit to a South Bay restoration site reveals birds fueling up for their migration complete with kleptoparasitism.

Seasonal Biological Aides at Richardson Bay enhance conservation and engagement work
Conservation

Seasonal Biological Aides at Richardson Bay enhance conservation and engagement work

Meet the three seasonal biologists and learn about their work on restoration, conservation, and engagement at Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary in Tiburon, California

Voters get chance to fund critical parks and conservation
Conservation

Voters get chance to fund critical parks and conservation

California aims to invest $4 billion in access to parks, open spaces, flood infrastructure, public health through bond to appear on 2018 statewide ballot

Over 10,000 inviduals from our network speak up to protect our oceans
Conservation

Over 10,000 inviduals from our network speak up to protect our oceans

Over the last month Audubon California collected over 10,000 comments from individuals speaking out against any changes to our marine sanctuaries, including opening them up to resource exploitation and against new off shore oil drilling. Our chapters were critical partners in these efforts. A big thanks to everyone who spoke up and made their voice heard.

Endangered birds nest at Malibu Lagoon Beach
Conservation

Endangered birds nest at Malibu Lagoon Beach

Endangered California Least Terns are nesting again on a Malibu Beach. This is a good reminder of best practices for beach goers to ensure birds who nest on our beaches have the best chance of survival.

Nearly 75,000 Tricolored Blackbirds protected in 2017
Press Center

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
The origins and evolution of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918
Audublog

The origins and evolution of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918

The decimation of birds by fashion and sport spawned a movement that led to the 1918 treaty that transcends borders and protects birds today

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