Bird-Friendly Communities

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/

Wildlife biologists for the day

Girl Scouts and their leaders check out an Acorn Woodpecker granary at Starr Ranch.

Sixteen Girl Scouts ages 9-10 and their leaders visited Starr Ranch earlier this week on a sunny but warm day to do our "cougars, bobcats, and coyotes" program with seasonal staff, Kim and Liz and become wildlife biologists for a day. Here Kim is showing them an Acorn Woodpecker granary/ telephone pole where many years of acorns are stored.

Seasonal Biological Aides at Richardson Bay enhance conservation and engagement work

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
Audubon California applauds Legislature's passage of Senate Bill 5

Audubon California applauds Legislature's passage of Senate Bill 5

— Senate Bill 5 will allow California voters to decide on critical funding for local regional, and state parks, as well as important conservation priorities, such as the Salton Sea.