Journal archives for September 2019

September 19, 2019

North America Has Lost 3 Billion Birds, Scientists Say.

Over the past half-century, North America has lost more than a quarter of its entire bird population, or around 3 billion birds.

That's according to a new estimate published in the journal Science by researchers who brought together a variety of information that has been collected on 529 bird species since 1970.

https://www.npr.org/2019/09/19/762090471/north-america-has-lost-3-billion-birds-scientists-say

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September 14, 2019

Pacific Brown Pelican Survey.

A joint effort of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, state agencies, Conservacion de Islas and the Audubon network, the biannual Brown Pelican survey is helping us define the distribution and abundance of Brown Pelicans and track shifts in population structure. The fall survey date will be September 14, 2019.

https://ca.audubon.org/brownpelicansurvey

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September 02, 2019

Poor Farallon Islands bird breeding season prompts alarm.

Farallon Islands researchers are alarmed after recording one of the worst breeding seasons this year in the largest seabird breeding colony in the continental United States.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/09/02/poor-farallon-islands-bird-breeding-season-prompts-alarm/amp/

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September 01, 2019

Wildlife experts unsure how federal rollbacks will affect local bird populations.

CHICO — Some birds in Butte County could be under more threat after President Donald Trump’s administration recently announced rollbacks to the Endangered Species Act.

https://www.chicoer.com/2019/08/31/wildlife-experts-unsure-how-federal-rollbacks-will-affect-local-bird-populations/amp/

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September 07, 2019

California Celebrates Biodiversity Day with BioBlitz Events Across the State.

I'll be at Border Field State Park on Saturday morning at 8:30am! Anyone near is welcome to join up for iNatting! If you can't meet here, hopefully you can find a state park near you!

https://yubanet.com/california/california-celebrates-biodiversity-day-with-bioblitz-events-across-the-state/

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September 05, 2019

Woman saves cormorant with domoic acid poisoning at Asilomar State Beach.

PACIFIC GROVE — Thanks to some quick thinking and a readiness to get into the water, a woman managed to safely rescue a cormorant that appears to be on the path to recovery.

https://www.montereyherald.com/2019/09/04/woman-saves-cormorant-with-domoic-acid-poisoning-at-asilomar-state-beach/amp/

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ORVs Drive Spike in Protected Shorebird Deaths at California’s Oceano Dunes.

OCEANO, Calif.— Western snowy plover deaths have risen dramatically at Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, according to reports from environmental monitors working for California State Parks.

https://biologicaldiversity.org/w/news/press-releases/orvs-drive-spike-in-protected-shorebird-deaths-at-californias-oceano-dunes-2019-09-04/

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The biannual Brown Pelican survey!

A joint effort of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, state agencies, Conservacion de Islas and the Audubon network, the biannual Brown Pelican survey is helping us define the distribution and abundance of Brown Pelicans and track shifts in population structure. The fall survey date will be September 14, 2019.

https://ca.audubon.org/brownpelicansurvey

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September 08, 2019

‘Unusual’ number of snowy plovers found dead in riding areas of Oceano Dunes last month.

“If a bird were to be hit, it would be a violation of the Endangered Species Act, and that is a big deal,” Glick said. “Unfortunately, we don’t have a big enough staff to watch all these birds every hour of the day.”

https://amp.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/environment/article234798967.html

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September 16, 2019

Drivers Encouraged to be Alert and Aware During Watch Out for Wildlife Week.

This time of year, the number of wildlife-vehicle collisions typically peak as animals start migrating to winter habitat, mating season begins for deer and elk, and bears spend more time foraging before hibernation. To help reduce collisions, Caltrans and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) remind motorists to be on the lookout during Watch Out for Wildlife Week, which runs Sept. 15-21.

https://cdfgnews.wordpress.com/2019/09/16/drivers-encouraged-to-be-alert-and-aware-during-watch-out-for-wildlife-week/amp/

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