Journal archives for April 2018

April 16, 2018

Audubon Society to host April 19 presentation on saving songbirds.

LOWER LAKE, Calif. – The Redbud Audubon Society is pleased to present an inspiring and interesting program at its upcoming meeting on Thursday, April 19.

The meeting will take place at the Lower Lake Methodist Church Social Hall in Lower Lake, starting with refreshments at 7 p.m. followed by the program at 7:15 p.m.

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Birders flock to Ojai to catch a glimpse of elusive birds.

The 115-acre property attracts a wide variety of birds, making it a popular site for field trips organized by the Ventura and Conejo Valley Audubon societies. Members of both groups attended Sunday's walk.

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April 10, 2018


The Nez Perce tribe held a private ceremony on Monday to welcome the community's newest member, a California condor hatchling.

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April 17, 2018

Wind energy takes a toll on birds, but now there's help.

Radar-based maps and migration forecasts could save birds from spinning turbine blades.

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Bigger, better bird tree of life will soon fly into view.

Led by Brian Smith at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City and Brant Faircloth at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, they are taking a cheaper, faster route with the OpenWings Project. The U.S. National Science Foundation–funded effort will tap extensive museum collections as much as possible, instead of freshly caught bird samples, and will sequence about 5000 short pieces of the DNA, focusing on regions that are very highly conserved among all birds. The group plans to release data on an ongoing basis, rather than waiting for the project’s publication, so other researchers can make use of it.

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April 26, 2018

City Nature Challenge 2018

From Seabird McKeon‎:

Hi Naturalists! If you are participating in the #citynaturechallenge2018, we would love a field report to include in the naturalist podcast ( We have set up a voicemail box so you can leave a message of your adventures (under 1 minute please!). The voicemail number is (407) 965-5789. There is no dedicated message, so please leave a name, rough location (park, etc) and city team as basic info. After that, we’d love to hear about the local biodiversity that you saw/heard/experienced. If anyone wants to sent photos or video, please address those to

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April 06, 2018

Bald eagle reacts during earthquake that struck California's Channel Islands National Park.

A live camera observing the nest on Santa Cruz Island off the coast of Santa Barbara, caught a bird's reaction when the quake hit at 12:29 p.m. on Thursday.

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April 14, 2018

April 07, 2018

When ospreys’ nest blows away, SCE gives them shelter.

During the early weeks of February, amateur photographer Chris Epting enjoyed documenting ospreys building their nest atop a power pole near his Huntington Harbour home. It was mating season, and the pair of lovebirds would be welcoming baby chicks in April.

But one morning, Epting noticed with alarm the nest had disappeared. He called Southern California Edison for information.

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April 20, 2018

California Protects Tricolored Blackbirds, Lassics Lupine Wildflower, Center for Biological Diversity Says.

VENTURA, Calif.— The California Fish and Game Commission voted on Wednesday to protect tricolored blackbirds as a threatened species under the California Endangered Species Act, 14 years after the Center for Biological Diversity petitioned for the bird’s protection.

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