Journal archives for November 2018

November 24, 2018

6 things you might have missed from the Bird Red List update.

The recovery of the Northern Bald Ibis and Pink Pigeon are big news – but what about the other birds in this year’s Red List update? Some you may recognise, others you may not, but their stories can tell us a lot about the state of the natural world. Here are the highlights.

http://www.birdlife.org/worldwide/news/6-things-you-might-have-missed-bird-red-list-update

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November 21, 2018

Pen in Hand: The annual joy of seeing California Quail chicks in the Tehachapi Mountains.

I have written before in this space about the many cyclical events that mark the changing seasons in the Tehachapi Mountains: California Poppies bloom, Painted Lady butterflies migrate north, Bullocks Orioles and Cliff Swallows return, California Mule Deer give birth to fawns, acorns fall, Turkey Vultures migrate south, Rabbitbrush blooms, and many other annual occurrences.

http://www.tehachapinews.com/lifestyle/pen-in-hand-the-annual-joy-of-seeing-california-quail/article_74ef8a7c-ec18-11e8-a47b-970b116fa8fe.html

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Water savings may cause suffering for burrowing owls.

Can the tiny raptors adapt to irrigation changes in California’s warming farm fields?

https://www.hcn.org/articles/wildlife-water-savings-may-cause-suffering-for-burrowing-owls-california

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November 28, 2018

The Fallen Nest: A Border Story.

He often read old writers like Robert Boyle on his break, meditating in the countryside through the horrors of a civil war, “When we journey through the secrets of nature, when we treat divine matters, the mind must be treated from its evils and continually strengthened.” Had he ever taken even a moment of those daily walks, considering Boyle, his rising rent, or a great many topics, to see into the branches? Had he seen the chick’s mother piecing together her nest, searching for food or fending off the park’s gardeners and predators alike?

https://obrag.org/2018/11/the-fallen-nest-a-border-story/

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November 22, 2018

Preventing birds from flying into glass buildings is aim of Alameda’ proposed law.

Endangered California least terns have taken such a liking to the closed Alameda Naval Air Station — with hundreds gathering on its cracked runways every year — that the city wants to ensure its winged guests are safe by reducing hazards posed by buildings with lots of glass.

The birds sometimes become confused and fly into buildings.

https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2018/11/21/preventing-birds-from-flying-into-glass-buildings-is-aim-of-alameda-proposed-law/

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November 30, 2018

Beak Ahead at the 2018 Christmas Bird Count.

Several December dates ahead.

San Bernardino, Joshua Tree, Salton Sea, Death Valley.

Find more info through the National Audubon Society.

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Beak-Ahead-at-the-2018-Christmas-Bird-Count-501565971.html

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November 19, 2018

Napa Valley's Living Landscape: wild turkey talk.

The wild turkey was brought to California in the 1870s , then again in the 1920s, 1950s, and again in the 1970s. In the 1970s, the then-Department of Fish and Game brought in turkeys from Texas, the M.gallopavo intermedia.

https://napavalleyregister.com/lifestyles/napa-valley-s-living-landscape-wild-turkey-talk/article_fbb30b14-4772-5a7e-916f-c1bab831782f.html

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November 29, 2018

Woodland’s Christmas Bird Count comes earlier this year.

Yolo Audubon invites people to join the 48th Putah Creek Christmas Bird Count.

An informational meeting will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., Davis, from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

http://www.dailydemocrat.com/woodlands-christmas-bird-count-comes-earlier-this-year

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November 08, 2018

‘Floating balls’ will aim to deter birds from reservoir near airport.

The reservoir, which was completed in April 2017 and went into use in March, is generally not open to the public. If there are fish, there will be birds, which is a problem for the Redlands Municipal Airport less than a mile way. Birds and planes don’t mix.

https://www.highlandnews.net/news/floating-balls-will-aim-to-deter-birds-from-reservoir-near/article_0f9c8d0c-e2e8-11e8-a4a1-57ced8ec2692.html

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November 25, 2018

Burrowing Owl Festival, Dec. 1 at Chaffey College.

What: The second annual “Burrowing Owl Festival,” which includes presentations and educational activities. Owls will be observed from a distance with binoculars and spotting scopes. Visitors are also welcome to bring their own binoculars.

When: 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday Dec. 1

Where: Chaffey College Chino campus, 5897 College Park Ave., Chino. The central location of the event will be in building CHHC-202, upstairs in the health sciences building.

https://inlandempire.us/burrowing-owl-festival-dec-1-at-chaffey-college/

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