Saving Our Seas and Shores

Working to protect California's seabirds and shorebirds.


Working to protect California's seabirds and shorebirds.

Coastal Stewardship

Audubon California is devoted to the protection and recovery of the Western Snowy Plover, a small, rare, and threatened shorebird that makes its home on certain beaches on the Pacific coast.  More...

Saving Seabirds

We use science-based advocacy, outreach, and communications to improve conditions for seabirds in the California Current, and raise public awareness of this little-known group of birds and their ocean world. More...

Coastal Restoration

Audubon California is engaged in estuary enhancement and restoration projects at San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge (San Pablo Bay Important Bird Area) to improve habitat for California Clapper Rail, California Black Rail, and migratory shorebirds and waterfowl. Learn more here. At our Richardson Bay Audubon Center (Richardson Bay Important Bird Area), we have been engaged in the Aramburu Island Enhancement Project, where we have recreated a former dredge spoil island to create habitat for migratory shorebirds and terns as well as other species.

Grebe Conservation Project

Audubon California is employing a variety of strategies to reduce the impact of human interference on breeding grebes at Eagle Lake, Lake Almanor, Clear Lake, and Thermalito Afterbay, which together support 76 percent of the total number of nesting grebes in California. More...

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