News https://tricolor.ice.ucdavis.edu/ News for Tricolored Blackbird Portal en 2020 Statewide Survey Postponed https://tricolor.ice.ucdavis.edu/news/2020-statewide-survey-postponed <p class="MsoNormal">In response to the Governor of California's order to address an unprecedented threat to public health and safety, and taking into consideration the responses to a query of County Coordinators, the 2020 Tricolored Blackbird Statewide Survey has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for next year.</p> March 24, 2020 Robert Meese https://tricolor.ice.ucdavis.edu/news/2020-statewide-survey-postponed 2020 Statewide Survey https://tricolor.ice.ucdavis.edu/news/2020-statewide-survey The 2020 Tricolored Blackbird Statewide Survey will be conducted over three days - April 3rd through the 5th, 2020. In case of severe weather, the Survey will occur over the weekend of April 17th through the 19th. <p> </p> January 16, 2020 Robert Meese https://tricolor.ice.ucdavis.edu/news/2020-statewide-survey USFWS Finds Listing Not Warranted https://tricolor.ice.ucdavis.edu/news/usfws-finds-listing-not-warranted <p>On August 15, 2019 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a finding that listing the tricolored blackbird under the U.S. Endangered Species Act was not warranted.</p> August 20, 2019 Robert Meese https://tricolor.ice.ucdavis.edu/news/usfws-finds-listing-not-warranted Tricolored Blackbird Listed as Threatened under CESA https://tricolor.ice.ucdavis.edu/news/tricolored-blackbird-listed-threatened-under-cesa <p>On March 18, 2019 the California Office of Administrative Law added the Tricolored Blackbird to the list of Threatened birds under the California Endangered Species Act.</p> May 01, 2019 Robert Meese https://tricolor.ice.ucdavis.edu/news/tricolored-blackbird-listed-threatened-under-cesa Tricolored Blackbirds featured in Living Bird Magazine https://tricolor.ice.ucdavis.edu/news/tricolored-blackbirds-featured-living-bird-magazine <p>An article describing the biology and conservation of tricolored blackbirds was published in the Spring, 2019 issue of Cornell University's Living Bird Magazine.  The article, written by author Ben Goldfarb, highlights the unique biology of the species, the history of efforts to study it, the threats to its survival, and the work of the Tricolored Blackbird Working Group to conserve it.  You can read the on-line version of the article <a href="https://www.allaboutbirds.org/californias-tricolored-blackbird-is-running-out-of-room/">here.</a></p> April 04, 2019 Robert Meese https://tricolor.ice.ucdavis.edu/news/tricolored-blackbirds-featured-living-bird-magazine Fish & Game Commission Votes to Add Tricolor to List of Threatened Animals https://tricolor.ice.ucdavis.edu/news/tricolor-listed-threatened-under-cesa <p>The California Fish and Game Commission voted on Thursday, April 19, 2018 to add the tricolored blackbird to the California Endangered Species Act list of Threatened animals by a unanimous 4-0 vote.</p> April 19, 2018 Robert Meese https://tricolor.ice.ucdavis.edu/news/tricolor-listed-threatened-under-cesa 2017 Statewide Survey April 7-9 https://tricolor.ice.ucdavis.edu/news/2017-statewide-survey-april-7-9 The 2017 Tricolored Blackbird Statewide Survey will be conducted over three days - April 7th through the 9th, 2017. In case of severe weather, the Survey will occur over the weekend of April 21st through the 23rd. January 13, 2017 Anonymous https://tricolor.ice.ucdavis.edu/news/2017-statewide-survey-april-7-9 Capital Public Radio Story on CESA Review https://tricolor.ice.ucdavis.edu/news/capital-public-radio-story-cesa-review <p>This story, by Capital Public Radio's Melody Stone, discusses the California Department of Fish and Wildlife's status review of the tricolored blackbird for possible listing under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA).</p> <p><a href="http://www.capradio.org/articles/2016/03/03/conservationists-look-to-add-tricolored-blackbird-to-endangered-species-list,-officials-seek-public-comment/">http://www.capradio.org/articles/2016/03/03/conservationists-look-to-add-tricolored-blackbird-to-endangered-species-list,-officials-seek-public-comment/</a></p> <p> </p> March 03, 2016 Anonymous https://tricolor.ice.ucdavis.edu/news/capital-public-radio-story-cesa-review California Fish and Game Commission Advances Tricolored Blackbird to Candidacy under CESA https://tricolor.ice.ucdavis.edu/news/california-fish-and-game-commission-advances-tricolored-blackbird-candidacy-under-cesa <p>At its December 10, 2015 meeting, the California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) voted 3-1 to advance the Tricolored Blackbird to candidacy under the California Endangered Species Act, triggering a 12-month period during which the California Department of Fish and Wildlife will conduct a status review to inform the Commission’s subsequent decision on whether to list the species as threatened or endangered. As a candidate species, the Tricolored Blackbird receives the same legal protection afforded to an endangered or threatened species (Fish &amp; Game Code, § 2085).</p> December 11, 2015 Anonymous https://tricolor.ice.ucdavis.edu/news/california-fish-and-game-commission-advances-tricolored-blackbird-candidacy-under-cesa U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Announces 90 Day Finding https://tricolor.ice.ucdavis.edu/news/us-fish-wildlife-service-announces-90-day-finding <p>Today, the U.S. Fish &amp; Wildlife Service announced a 90 day finding of a petition filed by the Center for Biological Diversity to place the Tricolored Blackbird on the Endangered Species List.</p> September 18, 2015 Anonymous https://tricolor.ice.ucdavis.edu/news/us-fish-wildlife-service-announces-90-day-finding State Endangered Status Allowed to Expire https://tricolor.ice.ucdavis.edu/news/state-endangered-status-allowed-expire <p>Today the California Fish and Game Commission voted 2-1 to allow the emergency protection of the tricolored blackbird to expire by not recommending a full review by the Department of Fish and Wildlife of the status of the species.</p> June 11, 2015 Anonymous https://tricolor.ice.ucdavis.edu/news/state-endangered-status-allowed-expire C.B.D. Petitions U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for Emergency Listing of Tricolored Blackbird as Endangered under E.S.A. https://tricolor.ice.ucdavis.edu/news/cbd-petitions-us-fish-wildlife-service-emergency-listing-tricolored-blackbird-endangered-under <p>Today the Center for Biological Diversity petitioned the Secretary of the Interior to list the tricolored blackbird as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. The Center cited the recent steep population decline as documented in the most recent statewide surveys conducted in 2008, 2011, and 2014 as evidence for the need for federal protection.</p> <p><a href="http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2015/tricolored-blackbird-02-03-2015.html">http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2015/tricolored-blackbird-02-03-2015.html</a></p> February 03, 2015 Anonymous https://tricolor.ice.ucdavis.edu/news/cbd-petitions-us-fish-wildlife-service-emergency-listing-tricolored-blackbird-endangered-under