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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, May/June 2019 Issue
By Shani Kleinhaus, Environmental Advocate
Advocacy for Coyote Valley continues, a statement on Cargill's proposal, updates from our Environmental Action Committee Volunteers, and more from our Environmental Advocate.
Photo by Marti Wright
   
Conservation Corner - The Avocet, March/April 2019 Issue
By Shani Kleinhaus, Environmental Advocate
An update on the San Jose Light Tower project, advocating for dark-sky policies in Mountain View and Sunnyvale, migrating newts killed by traffic, and more from our Environmental Advocate.
Photo by Sergey Pavlov
   
Conservation Corner - The Avocet, January/February 2019 Issue
By Shani Kleinhaus, Environmental Advocate
Palo Alto Baylands project follow-up, a Rally for Coyote Valley, Coyote Canyon concerns, and more from our Environmental Advocate.
Photo by Merav Vonshak
   
Conservation Corner - The Avocet, November/December 2018 Issue
By Shani Kleinhaus and Dashiell Leeds
A close look at upcoming planning efforts in Palo Alto.
   
Conservation Corner - The Avocet, September/October 2018 Issue
By Shani Kleinhaus and Mackenzie Mossing
A look back over the past year's work, and a look forward to the work ahead.
Photo by Merav Vonshak
   
Conservation Corner - The Avocet, July/August 2018 Issue
By Shani Kleinhaus and Mackenzie Mossing
Measure B defeated, continued work to save Burrowing Owls, and more from our Environmental Advocacy Team.
Photo by Peter Hart
   
Conservation Corner - The Avocet, May/June 2018 Issue
By Shani Kleinhaus and Mackenzie Mossing
Success with Santa Clara County Parks, a win for Coyote Creek, heartbreak at Overfelt Gardens Park, and other updates from our Environmental Advocacy Team.
Photo by Mackenzie Mossing
   

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