The Spotted Towhee is one of our favorite birds, all the more so because we see it here in California year-round. But that doesn't mean that it doesn't migrate in the spring. There's actually a great deal of local movement with this species (moving from valley to valley, changing altitudes, etc.) Although some stay right where they are. Either way, we're happy to have them. (photo by Gary Kramer/USFWS)
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.