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Golden Gate Audubon has new blog

Male wood duck in Tice Creek, Walnut Creek. Photo by Brian Murphy, Walnut Creek, CA.
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I have just launched a blog for Golden Gate Audubon — thought it might be of interest to your readers, even if they live outside the borders of our particular Audubon chapter.

The focus is on Bay Area birding news and inspiration — local bird and conservation news, reviews of birding books, sites and equipment, and personal reflections on birding and nature. The first few posts have included an update on the PG&E falcon fledglings in downtown SF, a guide to nest cams around the world (there are more than 50 white stork nest cams in Europe!! Who knew?), and thoughts on why some people consider themselves “birders” while others consider themselves “birdwatchers.”

Might you be able to mention the blog in your column? It would be really helpful in helping build a readership. Thanks so much.
Ilana DeBare, Communications Director, Golden Gate Audubon Society, 510-843-9374 or 510-301-5573 cell

My pleasure. You have an interesting and informative blog and bird-lovers throughout the Bay Area and beyond will enjoy it, I’m sure. /Gary

Posted on Thursday, May 17th, 2012
Under: Audubon Society, Wood Ducks | 1 Comment »

Endangered Species Act changes: A win for wildlife & future generations

Macho B, last known jaguar in U.S., died in early March. Photo by Arizona DFG.

Obama bounces Bush ESA changes.

The Obama administration announced Tuesday (April 28) that they would be dumping eleventh-hour Bush Administration changes to its Endangered Species Act that would have dramatically weakened the landmark wildlife protection law.

The decision will once again require federal agencies to consult with experts at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration before taking action that could impact threatened or endangered species.
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Posted on Wednesday, April 29th, 2009
Under: Audubon Society, Endangered species, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Wildlife | No Comments »

Losing Wild Birds: Where did my sparrows, finches & other birds go?

Western bluebird by Joe Oliver, Walnut Creek, Calif.

A new Audubon California study released today (Feb. 10) finds that the state will lose significant numbers of its native birds as climate change quickly shrinks the range and habitat of more than 100 species.

You can read the whole news story here:
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Posted on Tuesday, February 10th, 2009
Under: Audubon Society, Birds, Climate, Global warming, Survey | 60 Comments »