Kingpishers: Bird Locally, Think Globally, The Reprise
November 7, 2023
Started many years ago by enthusiastic folks at Point Reyes Bird Observatory (PRBO, now Point Blue Conservation Science), the idea of a ‘birdathon’ (often abbreviated to BAT = finding as many bird species as you can in a 24-hour period) has become a tradition that has morphed into Point Blue’s annual Rich Stallcup Birdathon. This
Report from Riverside: State Leaders Uniting to Advance CA’s Biodiversity Conservation Goals
October 20, 2023
By Liz Chamberlin, Director of Innovation; and Mani Oliva, C.E.O. Last week, conservation champions from around the state came together in Riverside, CA to continue collaborating around how we can work together to meet the state’s ambitious biodiversity conservation goals. The 30×30 Partnership Gathering, organized by the California Natural Resources Agency and the California Biodiversity
Team Mola Mola Madness Goes Bird Crazy in the Headlands
October 12, 2023
written by Meredith Elliott, Principal Scientist/ACCESS Program Leader This account takes you along on this year’s Point Blue Marine lab team (Mola mola Madness) bird-a-thon adventure through the Marin Headlands. We hope you enjoy! And if you are inspired, we’d love your support. Find the donate button on our team page. As in previous years,
Thank You Governor Newsom for Supporting Nonprofits!
October 11, 2023
By Liz Chamberlin, Director of Innovation, Point Blue Conservation Science; Julie Rentner, President, River Partners; Cam Tredennick, Executive Director, CA Association of Resource Conservation Districts (CARCD) As we head to Riverside to celebrate and share successes with partners all around the state this week for the statewide 30×30 Partnership Gathering, we are reflecting on the
The Fledglings Descend Upon Shollenberger and Ellis Creek
October 9, 2023
We walked a two mile loop in two hours and change and detected 43 bird species and 8 non-bird species during that time. The weather was lovely, with clouds coming and going from a blue sky, low to no wind, and temperature hanging around the mid to high 60s. We were surprised for the final stretch of our walk to find a flurry of species in the business park landscaping sycamore trees and sidewalk-adjacent lawn.
Bird-A-Thon by Bicycle
September 28, 2023
The 45th Annual Rich Stallcup Bird-A-Thon is officially underway! September 15 – October 15, birders of all ages and skill levels are counting as many bird (and other) species as they can during a 24-hour period, encouraging people to sponsor them for their efforts, and raising critical funds for conservation. Lorrie Klosterman and Aminy Ostfeld
Point Blue Rich Stallcup Bird-A-Thon FAQ
September 14, 2023
Point Blue’s Bird-A-Thon has been happening for 45 years now, every fall migration season, from mid-September to mid-October. Our goal each year is to invite more folks into the fold to appreciate nature and learn how to be part of conservation action. We created this FAQ as a reminder for returning Bird-A-Thonners and a resource for new recruits.
Youth are Leading Us Towards a Safer Climate Future. Will We Follow?
August 24, 2023
By Dr. Liz Chamberlin Director of Innovation at Point Blue; and Dr. Sheldon Gen (Point Blue Board of Directors) In the wake of a major court case out of Montana on climate change, Petaluma-based Point Blue Conservation Science is cheering on the youth who are standing up for our future. In 2020, the nonprofit public interest law
STRAW Program Celebrates 30 Years of K-12 Students Restoring Wildlife Habitat!
August 15, 2023
Community members from around the San Francisco Bay Area gathered this past Tuesday at Stafford Lake Park in Novato to celebrate the 30th anniversary of our Students and Teachers Restoring A Watershed program (STRAW). Housed at Point Blue, the program leads K-12 students in professional-level habitat restoration projects. These projects restore wildlife habitat, conserve water,
California Oaks Need Our Help! Here’s How…
June 12, 2023
Oaks are in trouble in California from extensive clearing and development, especially within the southern part of the state, the Central Valley, and foothills of the Sierra Nevada and coastal ranges. In some areas, oaks are not producing young trees to replace older trees as they die, especially blue, valley, and Engelmann oak. Some of