Water for Birds

From California's coastal estuaries to inland wetlands and waterbodies, water is the foundation of life.

Wood Duck Photo: Harry Collins

CA Assembly Bill 828 Protects Vulnerable Communities’ Drinking Water & California’s Remaining Managed Wetlands
Advocacy

CA Assembly Bill 828 Protects Vulnerable Communities’ Drinking Water & California’s Remaining Managed Wetlands

Ensuring SGMA Doesn’t Leave Small Community Water Systems & Critical Wetlands High and Dry

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Colombia's Ecological Wonders: A Working Lands Exploration
Working Lands

Colombia's Ecological Wonders: A Working Lands Exploration

Colombia's Ecological Wonders: A Working Lands Exploration

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Intermountain West Shorebird Survey: Preliminary Results Indicate 250,000 Migratory Shorebirds at the Salton Sea
Salton Sea

Intermountain West Shorebird Survey: Preliminary Results Indicate 250,000 Migratory Shorebirds at the Salton Sea

Conservation investments at the Salton Sea must embrace a holistic approach, considering the well-being of all waterbirds, including shorebirds.

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Birds Are My Key to Happiness
Bird-Friendly Communities

Birds Are My Key to Happiness

Virginia Rose, founder of Birdability, tells the story of how birds transformed her life.

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We Stand with Seabirds
Coastal Resiliency

We Stand with Seabirds

In the midst of a seabird crisis, we made waves on Capitol Hill for resilient coasts.

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Climate Change and Survival by Degrees
Global Warming

Climate Change and Survival by Degrees

389 Species on the Brink: Two-thirds of North American birds are at increasing risk of extinction from global temperature rise.

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Meeting the Vulture
Bird-Friendly Communities

Meeting the Vulture

A sudden encounter inspires an ode to the Turkey Vulture

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Birds we're diggin'

Dark-eyed Junco

Latin:  Junco hyemalis

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California Condor

Latin:  Gymnogyps californianus

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California Quail

Latin:  Callipepla californica

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California Thrasher

Latin:  Toxostoma redivivum

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American Avocet

Latin:  Recurvirostra americana

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Sandhill Crane

Latin:  Antigone canadensis

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Sharp-shinned Hawk

Latin:  Accipiter striatus

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Steller's Jay

Latin:  Cyanocitta stelleri

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A brief history of Audubon in California

Audubon California was established in 1996 as a field program of the National Audubon Society, overseeing the organization's properties and leading conservation efforts. But our work in California goes back to the earliest days of the national organization, even before its formal founding. Audubon's legacy of conservation and activism in the Golden State establishes it as a force for conservation along the Pacific Flyway.