LAAS voices opposition to federal rule excluding seasonal wetlands from protection

Los Angeles Audubon Society’s Board voted to join 83 conservation groups across the nation in a comment letter opposing new federal action that would have the result of excluding seasonal wetlands from the Farm Bill’s seasonal wetland conservation compliance standards. Habitat loss is the main driver of bird declines and the federal government under the Trump Administration is working to erode sensible and well-formulated policies that protect habitat.

Rare Bird Alert - Feb 1, 2019

Birds Mentioned:

“Eurasian” Green-winged Teal | White-winged Scoter | LEAST GREBE | Red-necked Grebe | White-winged Dove | American Oystercatcher | Pacific Golden-Plover | Neotropic Cormorant | Zone-tailed Hawk | Yellow-bellied Sapsucker | Hairy Woodpecker | White-headed Woodpecker | "Black" Merlin | Tropical Kingbird | Scissor-tailed Flycatcher | Hammond’s Flycatcher | Pacific-slope Flycatcher | Cassin’s Vireo | RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL | "Red" Fox Sparrow | White-throated Sparrow | Harris’s Sparrow | Dark-eyed “Gray-headed” Junco | Hooded Oriole | RUSTY BLACKBIRD | Black-and-white Warbler | American Redstart | Palm Warbler | Painted Redstart

  • Compiled by Jon Fisher

Rare Bird Alert - Jan 25, 2019

Birds Mentioned:

Eurasian Wigeon | “Eurasian” Green-winged Teal | Red-necked Grebe | White-winged Dove | Vaux’s Swift | American Oystercatcher | Pacific Golden-Plover | Lesser Black-backed Gull | Neotropic Cormorant | Swainson’s Hawk | Zone-tailed Hawk | Rough-legged Hawk | Ferruginous Hawk | Yellow-bellied Sapsucker | Northern “Yellow-shafted” Flicker | Ash-throated Flycatcher | Tropical Kingbird | Scissor-tailed Flycatcher | Hammond’s Flycatcher | Eastern Phoebe | Cassin’s Vireo | RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL | Clay-colored Sparrow | Swamp Sparrow | White-throated Sparrow | Harris’s Sparrow | Dark-eyed “Gray-headed” Junco | RUSTY BLACKBIRD | American Redstart | Palm Warbler | Painted Redstart | Summer Tanager

  • Compiled by Jon Fisher

Rare Bird Alert - Jan 18, 2019

Birds Mentioned:

“Eurasian” Green-winged Teal | Red-necked Grebe | Spotted Dove | White-winged Dove | American Oystercatcher Pacific Golden-Plover | Mountain Plover | Neotropic Cormorant | Zone-tailed Hawk | Rough-legged Hawk | Burrowing Owl | Short-eared Owl | Williamson’s Sapsucker | Yellow-bellied Sapsucker | Northern “Yellow-shafted” Flicker | Ash-throated Flycatcher | Tropical Kingbird | Scissor-tailed Flycatcher | Hammond’s Flycatcher | Pacific-slope Flycatcher | Eastern Phoebe | RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL | Clay-colored Sparrow | Swamp Sparrow | White-throated Sparrow | Harris’s Sparrow | Dark-eyed “Gray-headed” Junco | Orchard Oriole | RUSTY BLACKBIRD | Black-and-white Warbler | Tennessee Warbler | Painted Redstart

  • Compiled by Jon Fisher

Western Tanager, Vol. 85 No. 3, Jan-Feb 2019

In this issue

• Being Inspired by a Brand New Birder | Louis Tucker

•Making Some Noise, and Getting Results | Cindy Hardin

• INTERPRETING NATURE: New Community Connections | Ingrid Carrillo & Stacey Vigallon

• YOUNG BIRDERS: The Bird That Follows the Cones: The Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) | Dessi Sieburth

• Birds of the Season | Jon Fisher