September 27, 2020

Fall migration, an incredible phenomenon.

One of the most fundamental wonders of birds is that they fly. We earthbound creatures plod along with heavy steps, and occasionally take off in our imaginations or machines. But birds do this effortlessly, and constantly fill the air around us. This is cause enough for inexhaustible excitement at the marvels of the world.

https://www.marinij.com/2020/09/27/fall-migration-an-incredible-phenomenon/amp/

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September 24, 2020

When COVID-19 silenced cities, birdsong recaptured its former glory.

During the pandemic lockdown this spring, the background din quieted. A new study shows that, in just a matter of weeks, the sparrows’ songs recovered the acoustic quality of songs sung decades ago, when city life was less noisy.

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/09/when-covid-19-silenced-cities-birdsong-recaptured-its-former-glory

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September 04, 2020

California Biodiversity Week 2020-San Diego Natural History Museum

Celebrate California’s Natural Beauty!

Join us and our partners for a weeklong celebration of California Biodiversity Day, September 5 – 13.

https://www.sdnhm.org/blog/blog_details/california-biodiversity-week-2020/154/

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September 02, 2020

California Biodiversity Day 2020 - USFWS National Wildlife Refuges

Celebrate California Biodiversity Day 2020 at a National Wildlife Refuge. Visit a National Wildlife Refuge in California from September 5-13 and record any animals or plants you observe using the iNaturalist app.

Founded by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1903 and administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Wildlife Refuge System is a diverse network of lands and waters dedicated to conserving America’s rich fish and wildlife heritage. Within California, 40 refuges across the state provide habitat for wildlife and recreational opportunties for people. To locate a refuge near you, go to https://www.fws.gov/refuges/visit/.

Due to the COVID19 pandemic, this is a self-led bioblitz. Although most refuge and hatchery lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we encourage you to:

Review our state-by-state update page and check local refuge and hatchery conditions before
visiting
Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups
Wear a cloth face mask/covering over the nose and mouth, especially when social distancing is
difficult
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick

https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/california-biodiversity-day-2020-usfws-national-wildlife-refuges

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August 27, 2020

California Biodiversity Day 2020 - California Natural Resources Agency

This year, we are excited to have many partners joining us to host California Biodiversity Day events from September 5 to September 13. Please check out the events below to see how you can participate in celebrating California Biodiversity Day 2020!

https://resources.ca.gov/biodiversityday2020

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August 21, 2020

California Biodiversity Day Events 2020

This year is the second celebration of California Biodiversity Day, which takes place every Sept 7th. Check out one of the iNaturalist projects planned for Sept 5-13th to learn more about California's unique biodiversity!

https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/california-biodiversity-day-events-2020

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August 19, 2020

California Biodiversity Day 2020

California Biodiversity Day 2020 celebrations will take place September 5-13 with a variety of programs highlighting the state’s exceptional biodiversity and encouraging actions to protect it. On September 10, join us for an online interactive session that will highlight California State Parks' work in protecting biodiversity.

https://www.onetam.org/calendar/california-biodiversity-day-9-10-2020

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June 03, 2020

These Black nature lovers are busting stereotypes, one cool bird at a time.

These young Black naturalists -- and the birds they love -- are some of the stars of Black Birders Week, a series of events and activities designed to highlight Black scientists, scholars and everyday nature lovers. While spreading their joy and knowledge, the countless people involved in the movement are also raising visibility of Black achievement at a painfully critical time.

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/06/03/us/black-birders-week-black-in-stem-christian-cooper-scn-trnd/index.html

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May 30, 2020

#BlackBirdersWeek aims to raise awareness, grow community.

The project is called #BlackBirdersWeek, and it will take place from Sunday, May 31, through Friday, June 5. Anyone who is interested should follow the hashtag #BlackBirdersWeek on Twitter and Instagram.

https://www.birdwatchingdaily.com/news/birdwatching/blackbirdersweek-aims-to-raise-awareness-grow-community/?amp

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April 22, 2020

The City Nature Challenge, Modified, Returns.

It is not the time for a global outdoor gathering of thousands of people to see who can find the most wildlife. But spring goes on (in the Northern Hemisphere), and the wildlife abides, so the fifth annual City Nature Challenge, originally envisioned as a worldwide live community science event, will go on this week too, with all those tens of thousands of amateur nature observers looking for nature closer to home and looking for a nature community online.

https://baynature.org/2020/04/22/the-city-nature-challenge-modified-returns/

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