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Point Blue's 160 scientists develop nature-based solutions to climate change, habitat loss, and other environmental threats to benefit wildlife and people.

Join our 44th Annual Rich Stallcup Bird-A-Thon!

We're counting birds for conservation for the 44th year September 15th through October 15th! Since its inception Point Blue’s Bird-A-Thon has raised more than $3 million for conservation science. It's not only fun, but impactful. Will you join us again or as newcomer this year? Your support will help Point Blue scientists reduce the impacts of climate change, habitat loss, and other environmental threats while promoting nature-based, climate-smart solutions for wildlife and people. You can form your own team, count individually, or join an in person or virtual event. This year's bird-a-thon includes specially designed merchandise, an art raffle, and a social media photo contest.

This event is named after an important founder of our organization. Rich Stallcup was an extraordinary naturalist and teacher who touched the lives of countless people. He played a pivotal role in the rise of birding as a national pastime—especially the love of birds as a motive for conservation. Although we lost a great friend when Rich passed away, in December 2012, Point Blue will forever carry on his legacy of devotion to conserving “all things wild.”

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What's Happening

Giving Data Wings

Why does it matter if a scientist measures a bird's wing in millimeters or inches? What does cloud-based data management do for conservation impact? Learn the answers and more in our new Quarterly newsletter.

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New Elephant Seal Science

Northern elephant seals were extirpated from California in the 19th century due to extensive hunting but have since successfully recolonized coastal California. Projected increase in winter storm severity may put them at risk again.

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Fall Events

September and October hold some great live visits to our Palomarin and Farallon Islands Field Stations as well as in person gatherings! Hop over to our events page, check it out, mark your calendars, and we'll see you soon.

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Support Coastal Wild Life

Donate to support efforts to conserve wildlife along California's coast and receive a beautiful 180 page, full-color photographic hard cover book! Our Coastal Program will directly benefit from this collaborative project.

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Smarter Conservation Solutions

Sharing our conservation resources and knowledge and providing our partners with valuable conservation tools is essential to Point Blue’s mission.

Farming & Ranching

Be a steward of the land without sacrificing your bottom line.

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Improve conservation outcomes and guide conservation investment priorities.

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Nature Stewardship

Identify, understand, and help birds and other animals at home and while out enjoying nature.

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Use our science. Browse our library of briefs and more than 2,000 peer-reviewed scientific articles, book chapters, and reports.

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Teach others about a variety of science and conservation topics.

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