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News

Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society is an active chapter. We take pride in remaining current with bird and nature-related conservation issues. On this page you will find updates on our conservation and advocacy work as well as news from our chapter members, other Audubon chapters, and other relevant articles that we feel bird enthusiasts will enjoy.

 

For the most recent news on our chapter, check out the latest issue of The Avocet, our bi-monthly newsletter. Our current issue and archives of past issues can be found here.

 

Conservation Corner - The Avocet, March/April 2018 Issue
By Shani Kleinhaus and Mackenzie Mossing
Updates on the Evergreen Initiative, a call to Campbell residents, more Stanford Campus growth, and other updates from our Environmental Advocacy Team. 
Photo by Mackenzie Mossing

   

Conservation Corner - The Avocet, January/February 2018 Issue
By Shani Kleinhaus and Mackenzie Mossing
Projects to protect local parks, concerns about Pacheco Dam, plans for the future of the Palo Alto Baylands, and more from our Environmental Advocacy Team. 
Photo by Kelsey Frey

   
Conservation Corner - The Avocet, November/December Issue
By Shani Kleinhaus and Mackenzie Mossing
Concerns about cannabis cultivation, a win for wildlife in Los Altos, another successful BioBlitz, and more from our Environmental Advocacy Team. 
Photo: Bioblitz participants identifying bees and butterflies
   

Conservation Corner - The Avocet, September/October Issue

By Shani Kleinhaus and Mackenzie Mossing

A continued fight for Burrowing Owls, advocacy to protect a critical wildlife corridor, and more updates from our Environmental Advocacy Team. 

Photo by Keith Wandry

   

Saving Our Feathered Friends is Local Man's Goal

By Lorraine Gabbert, Almaden Times, August 2017

Congratulations to Nest Box All-Star, Lee Pauser on this great article featuring his hard work for birds. Programs like the California Bluebird Recovery Program and SCVAS's own Cavity Nesters Recovery Program are fortunate to have extraordinary volunteers like Lee, who work tirelessly to help local bird populations thrive.

Photo by Lee Pauser 

   

Conservation Corner - The Avocet, July/August Issue

By Shani Kleinhaus and Mackenzie Mossing

An advocacy award for SCVAS, good news for Coyote Valley, and more advocacy work updates from our Environmental Advocacy Team. 

Photo by San Jose District 3 Staff

 

   

Conservation Corner - The Avocet, May/June Issue

By Mackenzie Mossing, SCVAS Environmental Advocacy Associate

Young Ranch development, Sargent Ranch, and more projects and updates from our Environmental Advocacy Team. 

Photo by Shani Kleinhaus

   

In Bay Area, Bald Eagles breed and soar once more

By Lisa M. Krieger, Bay Area News Group, April 2017

Long endangered, the American Bald Eagle is making a remarkable comeback in our crowded metropolis, with 19 reported nests in the nine-county region.

Photo by Tom Grey

   

Conservation Corner - The Avocet, March/April Issue

By Shani Kleinhaus, SCVAS Environmental Advocate, March 2017

SCVAS challenges the approval of the Topgolf Project in Alviso.

   

Conservation Corner - The Avocet, January/February Issue

By Shani Kleinhaus, SCVAS Environmental Advocate, January 2017

Check in with our Environmental Advocacy Team.

   

Conservation Corner - The Avocet, November/December Issue

By Shani Kleinhaus, SCVAS Environmental Advocate, November 2016

Get the latest update from our Environmental Advocacy Team.

Photo by David Hallock, www.flickr.com/oruwu

   

Going Bald - The Local Recovery Success of our National Bird

By Bill Pelletier, November 2016

The successful reintroduction of Bald Eagles in California is prevalent throughout Santa Clara County. 

Photo by Tom Grey

   

Kleinhaus: San Jose glass building plan a death trap for birds

San Jose Mercury News, May 2016

Glass buildings across creek corridors are hazardous to birds, and the hazard correlates directly with the extent of the glass surface - the more glass, the more birds will strike it, suffer and die. Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society, the Sierra Club and other environmental organizations have been urging the City of San Jose to require Bird-Safe Building Design near creeks and open space. 

Photo by Tom Grey