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Queen Butterfly photograph by Craig Chaddock, Mission Trails Regional Park


If you want to be in the know about what’s going on at San Diego Audubon, you’ve come to the right place! Be sure to check back regularly to get the latest on events, new volunteer opportunities and more. 

The U.S. Supreme Court voted Thursday to impede the ability of the federal government to protect ecosystems and landscapes critical to the health of bird populations and communities across the nation, opening the door to under-regulated and environmentally harmful development projects.

"We can find more joy by savoring the birds we see and the songs we hear. One recent preliminary study found that birdwatchers who paid attention to the joy they felt for each bird reported greater mental health benefits than those who merely counted the birds they saw."

Recent research shows what we've already known! The Washington Post reported on the findings of two peer-reviewed studies published last year, which found that seeing and hearing birds supports our mental well-being. Click the blog title to read the whole article.

So get out there, and watch and listen to birds to feel better :)

San Diego Audubon volunteers participated in the City Nature Challenge, recording 226 species!

San Diego Audubon Society and San Diego Gas & Electric have worked together for over a decade to restore the California Least Tern nesting habitat in Mission Bay. We appreciate the help of SDG&E employees and their families who have dedicated over 2,200 hours to this cause!

They're back! The Keller Barn Owls, Pop Pop Prince and Mama Gufo (“owl” in Italian) are nesting again, and we get to see what's going on in the nursery. Check back often, as the story changes every day. At the beginning of the season, the parents will dote on one another, preening each other's feathers and being cozy. Then come the eggs, and a little while later, the hungry owlets. Watch them grow. Because this is a livestream, there may be times the owls are not home, being less than glamorous, or doing something you find confusing. We hope you enjoy this window into the daily life of Barn Owls, and learn about their lives by experiencing it firsthand!

Nick Segovia, a USD student, wrote a blog documenting his experience and accomplishments during an internship with San Diego Audubon Society

Voluntarios celebrar La Semana de la Conservación Latina en Kendall-Frost Marsh con la pesca de cerco dirigida por la Dr.Melissa Liotta.

San Diego Audubon hosted two events in celebration of Latino Conservation Week, this time back in person!

Update on the CA Brown Pelican mortality events along the CA coastline.

Large numbers of sick and dying Brown Pelicans have been observed along the CA Coast.

A tribute to Roy Little, founder of Friends of Mission Bay Marshes and a staunch ally for the Kendall-Frost Marsh.

San Diego Audubon volunteers participated in the City Nature Challenge, recording almost 100 species in South Bay!

With support from San Diego Audubon supporters, the Otay Valley Regional Park's Citizen's Advisory Committee voted to approve two proclamations that support birds, wildlife, and the ability of all communities to enjoy the outdoors.

Love Your Wetlands Day 2022: a huge success!

City Councilmembers will focus on these issues over the course of the year.

The grant will help fund restoration and protection of coastal habitat at the San Diego Rivermouth and the Kendall-Frost Marsh.

The process to rewild Mission Bay's wetlands continues - but we need your help!

Audubon Advocates spread the word about the importance of using native milkweed instead of tropical milkweed in supporting declining Monarch populations.

Audubon Advocates sum up their work to protect eelgrass, an important marine habitat.

Are you looking for ideas of holiday gifts that will delight the bird nerds in your midst?  Here are some great ideas that will impress your loved ones and give something back to the birds.

San Diego City College Audubon Club hosts a celebration of Dia de los Muertos at Otay Valley Regional Park.

San Diego Audubon teams up with our friends with Tree Care for Birds to help co-host a professional training event for local arborists.

San Diego Audubon and our partners have received a round of funding from the Honda Marine Sciences Foundation which will allow us to elevate indigenous perspectives into the ReWild Mission Bay planning process.

San Diego Audubon advocates help achieve major win for forage fish and seabirds.

San Diego Audubon celebrates Latino Conservation Week by birding on bike!

Members of the San Diego City College Audubon Club continued to make a difference for wildlife and nature, despite the many challenges of the pandemic.

Learn about Black Birders Week, a nationwide celebration of BIPOC birders. May 30-June 5, 2021

San Diego Audubon Birdathon 2021: the results are in!

Creative ways to celebrate the Earth.

San Diego Audubon Stands in Solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community

San Diego Audubon is honored with "Love Your Wetlands Day" proclamation by County Board of Supervisors.

The San Diego Bird Festival is right around the corner. Don't miss out on the fun!

Are you looking for ideas of gifts that will delight the bird nerds in your midst? Here are some great ideas that will impress your loved ones and give something back to the birds.

San Diego Audubon's newsletter Sketches wins Excellence in Journalism award.

San Diego Audubon celebrated Latino Conservation Week with updates on our native plant garden.

San Diego Audubon steps up our commitments to elevating social justice and equal access for all community members.

San Diego Audubon's 2020 Backyard Birdathon: results are in!

San Diego Audubon celebrates Endangered Species Day 2020.

San Diego Audubon Endangered Species Spotlight: California Least Tern

Endangered Species Day - spotlight of species that San Diego Audubon is working to protect.

Endangered Species Day - spotlight of species that San Diego Audubon is working to protect.

Endangered Species Day - spotlight of species that San Diego Audubon is working to protect.

Endangered Species Day - species spotlights by San Diego Audubon.

San Diego Audubon's response to COVID, and caring for our flock.

Theses endangered seabirds were able to have a productive season thanks in large part to our volunteers.

San Diego Audubon has been tackling some of our region's largest environmental problems - join us as we celebrate our recent wins.

Our coalition of seabird and ocean advocates is growing, and getting things done.

This year’s event was the largest one yet, with over 400 attendees participating in activities at three different locations in the Kendall-Frost Marsh.


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