The Tricolored Blackbird breeding season is ramping up fast. Audubon California's Xerónimo Castañeda captured these photos of nests in a dairy field in Merced County. In all, we've found seven Tricolored Blackbird colonies on dairy fields in three Central Valley counties, with another three reported but not confirmed. We've also found two colonies on habitat projects created on private lands with the help of the NRCS. You can help our efforts to protect these great birds here.
By Garrison Frost
A New Colony of Caspian Tern Decoys on Aramburu Island
Richardson Bay Audubon Center is attacting breeding pairs of Caspian Terns with these newly painted tern decoys—a strategy successfully used by previous tern relocation efforts.