Bird-Friendly Communities

Take it personally: Climate change is a serious threat to birds and your community. Enter your location to see which impacts from climate change are predicted for your area, and how birds near you will be affected through Audubon's Climate Visualizer.

As the climate changes, so will the places birds need.

Audubon scientists took advantage of 140 million observations, recorded by birders and scientists, to describe where 604 North American bird species live today—an area known as their “range.” They then used the latest climate models to project how each species’s range will shift as climate change and other human impacts advance across the continent.

The results are clear: Birds will be forced to relocate to find favorable homes. And they may not survive.

See which of your local birds are most vulnerable under different warming scenarios.

Quill Festival

Quill Festival

Join us for a feathery festivity of birds, tattoos & drinks at the Richardson Bay Audubon Center on October 26th. Get a flash tattoo of birds threatened by climate change in the Bay Area.
Let's Go Birding Together (LGBT)

Let's Go Birding Together (LGBT)

— Celebrating Pride Month with Let's Go Birding Together bird walks and other LGBTQ inclusive activities.
What is bird language?

What is bird language?

— How combining birding and mindfulness powerfully connects us to nature

60 years of Conservation and Community Engagement at Richardson Bay

Richardson Bay Audubon Center and Sanctuary is celebrating 60 years of conservation, community engagement and habitat restoration. Check out this video to hear about it from the people who work, learn, research and play there. 

Be a bird-friendly beachgoer this summer

Be a bird-friendly beachgoer this summer

— Celebrations on the beach are fun for us, but to nesting shorebirds and their chicks, hazards are everywhere
Crowds of birds and people turn out for the 5th Annual Waterbird Festival

Crowds of birds and people turn out for the 5th Annual Waterbird Festival

— Over 500 community members turned out to celebrate the natural treasures in their backyard at Richardson Bay Audubon Center and Sanctuary's 5th Annual Waterbird Festival
Juncos, Scrub Jays and Phainopepla

Juncos, Scrub Jays and Phainopepla

— Seasonal Ornithologist Kim Geissler shares an update on January bird banding at Starr Ranch. This month included some return visitors and new species.

Barn Owls are nesting at Starr Ranch

Barn Owl at Starr Ranch getting ready to eat a meal Photo: Starr Ranch Webcam: http://starrranch.org/blog/

The barn owls at the Audubon Starr Ranch Sanctuary in Orange County, CA have two eggs!  This still was captured on the morning of January 23rd while the owl was about to enjoy a meal.  You can see one of the eggs here and just a few hours after this was captured a second egg arrived.

Follow the owls and their eggs as well as other live cams from Starr Ranch here: http://starrranch.org/blog/