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Nevada Leads the Charge to Prevent Accidental Bird Deaths from Mining Claims – Sonoran Joint Venture

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Mine Markers

Abandon, open mine markers kill thousands for birds and other small wildlife

In our last newsletter, we introduced you to the danger that open vertical pipes represent for birds. Now learn more about open pipes, mining claims, and the people and organizations working to address this… continue reading »

Washington State Could Pass the First Carbon Tax in the Nation – Climate Change Policy I-732 Puts a Price on Carbon Dioxide | Audubon

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Tree Swallows

Tree Swallows, like those pictured here, are among the birds threatened by climate change in Washington state. Photo: David Glatz/Audubon Photography Awards

  Audubon Washington is backing an upcoming ballot measure to fight climate change and protect birds. Source: Washington State Could Pass the First Carbon Tax in the Nation – Climate Change Policy I-732 Puts… continue reading »

How Two Secretive Seabirds Evaded the Endangered Species List – Scripps’s and Guadalupe Murrelets | Audubon

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Scripps's Murrelet chick on Anacapa Island, Channel Islands, California. Photo: Shaye Wolf/Island Conservation/Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

  Here’s something to celebrate: After biologists restored their nesting islands, Scripps’s and Guadalupe Murrelets don’t need federal protection. Source: How Two Secretive Seabirds Evaded the Endangered Species List – Scripps’s and Guadalupe Murrelets… continue reading »

Rare White Hummingbird Steals the Spotlight at California Garden – Albino Animals and Leucistic Birds | Audubon

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Leucistic Humming Bird

This Anna's Hummingbird has leucism, a pigment disorder that gives it its brilliant white color. Photo: Brad R. Lewis

  More than a thousand birders have admired and photographed the stunning Anna’s Hummingbird this year. Source: Rare White Hummingbird Steals the Spotlight at California Garden – Albino Animals and Leucistic Birds | Audubon… continue reading »

Seven Great National Wildlife Refuges Everyone Should Visit | Audubon The Best American National Wildlife Refuges Everyone Should Visit During Migration

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Red Rock Lakes

Trumpeter Swans in Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, Montana. Photo: Erin Clark/USFWS

  It’s National Wildlife Refuge Week, so Audubon’s staffers put together a list of some of our favorite spots. Source: Seven Great National Wildlife Refuges Everyone Should Visit | Audubon The Best American National… continue reading »