Audubon Gulf spill report: Birds still at risk

Our friends at Audubon, the national bird advocacy group, has an excellent report out this week entitled: Oil and Birds: Too Close for Comfort. The 28 page illustrated report details the lasting effects from the nation’s largest maritime disaster from the BP oil leak on the Louisiana’s Coast and its avian residents. The Audubon Society … Read more

Another wake up call: Global warming and birds

If you’ve been on the fence regarding global warming, here’s a sobering Audubon California report that should move you to some sort of action. The study released Tuesday finds that California will lose significant numbers of its native birds as the continuing shifts in climate change quickly shrinks the range and habitat of more than … Read more

Rossmoor votes to shoot more acorn woodpeckers

After months of anger with woodpeckers damaging property and causing noise, two Rossmoor homeowner’s associations have voted again to shoot and kill more woodpeckers around its homes. The homeowners groups received a permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last summer to kill up to 50 Acorn Woodpeckers in the hope of driving them … Read more

Richardson Bay Audubon’s spill response

There’s a great video report on the efforts to rescue oiled birds by the folks at Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary. The video includes a first person account from Brooke Langston, who is the center’s director. If you haven’t visited this area of San Francisco Bay, I recommend it. It’s an important feeding area … Read more