July 18, 2019

California animal rescue group needs help caring for 89 baby birds.

An animal rescue group is asking for help caring for 89 baby snowy egrets and black-crowned night herons left homeless last week after a tree fell in downtown Oakland.

https://www.kcra.com/amp/article/california-animal-rescue-group-needs-help-caring-for-89-baby-birds/28424826

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July 14, 2019

Quail team looks for citizen scientists.

California quail (pictured) are a charismatic backyard bird with a charming call and an unpredictable gait and flight, which helps them evade predators. During the nonbreeding season (winter), these birds forage, roost and travel in groups called coveys. Roth will be comparing the social interactions of California quail in Idyllwild with the social interactions of this species at other southern California localities, including Anza-Borrego and Royal Carrizo (just below Pinyon Crest).

https://idyllwildtowncrier.com/2019/07/12/quail-team-looks-for-citizen-scientists/amp/

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July 12, 2019

Baby Herons, Egrets Rescued After Tree Splits in Oakland.

Sixteen baby herons and egrets have been rescued after their tree collapsed in Oakland, hurling them from their nests to the pavement.

https://ktla.com/2019/07/12/baby-herons-egrets-rescued-after-tree-splits-in-oakland/amp/

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July 11, 2019

DDT contaminants in marine mammals may threaten California condor recovery.

Chemicals called endocrine disrupters may reduce the bird’s reproductive success.

The California condor’s dramatic recovery from near-extinction was aided by removal of toxic substances from the land, which accumulated in animals whose carrion they ate.

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/environment/story/2019-07-10/ddt-ocean-california-condor?_amp=true

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July 03, 2019

Court Upholds Protections for Rare California Gnatcatcher.

Developers Unsuccessful in Attempt to Strip Bird of Endangered Species Safeguards.

https://www.nrdc.org/media/2019/190703

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July 02, 2019

California Department of Fish and Wildlife Completes 2019 Waterfowl Breeding Population Survey.

July 1, 2019 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has completed its annual waterfowl breeding population survey. Mallards, gadwall and cinnamon teal comprised 85 percent of ducks observed. The survey results included the following:

https://www.goldrushcam.com/sierrasuntimes/index.php/news/local-news/19211-california-department-of-fish-and-wildlife-completes-2019-waterfowl-breeding-population-survey

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June 29, 2019

This 4th Of July, Think Of Your Feathered Friends As You Plan For Fireworks.

Why does it matter now? The answer is fireworks. Specifically, the noises that accompany fireworks and pose a threat to birds, according to Ray Brown, host of the Talkin' Birds podcast.

https://www.npr.org/2019/06/29/737001802/this-4th-of-july-think-of-your-feathered-friends-as-you-plan-for-fireworks

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June 27, 2019

California scientists consider case of poisoned songbirds.

Researchers with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife have closed the case of the poisoned songbirds. Their conclusion: the birds died after eating elm tree seeds exposed to a pesticide synthetically derived from nicotine.

https://www.upi.com/amp/Science_News/2019/06/27/California-scientists-consider-case-of-poisoned-songbirds/8371561578247/

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June 26, 2019

Golden Eagle Chicks Found in Santa Monica Mountains for 1st Time in 30 Years.

For the first time since the late 1980s, a pair of golden eagle chicks have been spotted in a nest in the Santa Monica Mountains, officials announced Wednesday.

https://ktla.com/2019/06/26/golden-eagle-chicks-found-in-santa-monica-mountains-for-1st-time-in-30-years/amp/

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June 20, 2019

Cormorant Chick Rescued After Fall From Nest.

Rescuers hope this black powder-puff will eventually be released in the wild.

https://patch.com/california/walnutcreek/amp/28143434/cormorant-chick-rescued-after-fall-nest

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