In early February, an intrepid group of nearly 40 members of the Point Blue community began an Antarctic journey that was to be filled with science, adventure, and wonder. The group was led by Point Blue’s CEO, Mani Oliva, and Chief Science Officer, Dr. Grant Ballard. Now that everyone’s back home and has begun sorting
Right now, over 40 Point Blue community members and I are somewhere between our homes and Punta Arenas, Chile. Once the entire group has arrived, we’ll take a short flight directly to King George Island in Antarctica where we’ll board The Magellan Explorer.
For Point Blue, 2023 was a year like no other. We accomplished more than ever before and are thrilled to share just a few of the amazing things we accomplished with your partnership (and have a look at our new our Annual Impact Report for more!): We were over the moon to launch a brand
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
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
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,
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
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.
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’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.
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