September 23, 2018

California Condors Coming To Pinnacles National Park...With Flight Assistance.

A group of The Peregrine Fund’s California Condors will soon be unfurling their nine-and-a-half foot wings to soar the skies of central California, but first they have to get from The World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise, Idaho, all the way to central California, where the National Park Service and the Ventana Wildlife Society will release the condors from their respective sites at Pinnacles National Park and in Big Sur. This year, they’ve got a little help from their friends at LightHawk.

https://www.nationalparkstraveler.org/2018/09/california-condors-coming-pinnacles-national-parkwith-flight-assistance

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September 21, 2018

INSIDE THE EFFORT TO PRESERVE MIGRATORY BIRD HABITAT IN CENTRAL CALIFORNIA.

Concerned citizens, scientists, and conservation groups have joined forces to protect what stopover spots remain for birds migrating from South America to the Arctic.

https://psmag.com/environment/inside-the-effort-to-preserve-migratory-bird-stopovers

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September 19, 2018

Roadkill report: A roadmap to avoiding wildlife collisions.

The report is being released during Watch Out for Wildlife Week, which runs Sept. 16-22 and is a project of Caltrans and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The week coincides with the start of the season in California when deer and elk migrate and look for mates, serving as a reminder for motorists to be especially alert to avoid collisions with wildlife.

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-roadkill-roadmap-wildlife-collisions.html

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September 18, 2018

Discovering detailed migration paths for songbirds to inform conservation.

I research migration paths for the golden-crowned sparrow. Migration is one of the least understood phases of the life-cycle of these birds. During the winter of 2019, I plan to put GPS tags on 10 birds in California, as part of a larger tagging project. In 2020, I will go back to the same location to recapture the birds and collect the tags. I expect to retrieve 1 in 3 tags. I plan to download tag data and analyze the results to write up as a journal publication.

https://experiment.com/projects/discovering-detailed-migration-paths-for-songbirds-to-inform-conservation

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Satellites and citizen science pinpoint migratory bird refueling stops.

Observations of 25 waterbird species by hundreds of citizen scientists helped to identify the target zones for water management and to verify the birds’ use of managed areas.

https://news.mongabay.com/wildtech/2018/09/satellites-and-citizen-science-pinpoint-migratory-bird-refueling-stops/

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September 16, 2018

Which birds are in your backyard? Here’s a guide for the changing seasons.

September can be bittersweet, as we say goodbye to the migratory birds that spent the summer nesting and raising their young in Southern California backyards. Many species, including hooded and Bullock’s orioles, black-chinned and Costa’s hummingbirds, black-headed grosbeaks and cliff swallows, have already begun their journey to their winter grounds in Mexico and Central America. But soon our winter residents such as yellow-rumped warblers, dark-eyed juncos and flocks of white-crowned sparrows will be arriving.

http://www.ocregister.com/which-birds-are-in-your-backyard-heres-a-guide-for-the-changing-seasons

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State Officials Urge Drivers to ‘Watch Out for Wildlife.

To help reduce collisions with animals and birds, Caltrans and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife remind motorists to be on the lookout during “Watch Out for Wildlife Week” Sept. 16–22.

https://scvnews.com/2018/09/14/state-officials-urge-drivers-to-watch-out-for-wildlife/

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September 13, 2018

Spring is Arriving Earlier, Messing With Bird Migrations.

Researchers found the irregular seasonal changes affect migratory birds’ breeding sites, an outcome that could endanger many species.

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2018/09/12/spring-arriving-earlier-messing-bird-migrations/#.W5ockZ9lDqA

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September 12, 2018

Artists Sought for California Upland Game Bird Stamp Art Contest.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is conducting an art contest to select the design for the state’s 2018-2019 upland game bird stamp.

The California Upland Game Bird Stamp Art Contest is open to all U.S. residents ages 18 and over. Entries will be accepted from Nov. 20 through Dec.7.

https://cdfgnews.wordpress.com/2018/09/11/artists-sought-for-california-upland-game-bird-stamp-art-contest-3/

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September 11, 2018

Pen in Hand: Endangered California Condors visit Tehachapi — dozens of them.

The highly endangered — but making a strong comeback — California Condor is a frequent visitor to the Tehachapi Mountains. Local residents get unforgettable views of this giant bird from time to time, and the past two weeks have provided exceptional Condor sightings.

http://www.tehachapinews.com/lifestyle/pen-in-hand-endangered-california-condors-visit-tehachapi-dozens-of/article_35347ab6-b51b-11e8-b247-23278e496c78.html

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