Voting has begun for Audubon California's 2012 Bird of the Year, which will recognize a California bird species of conservation interest that made a significant impact in 2012. All members of the public are encouraged to cast their votes online on Audubon California's website at the link below through Dec. 7. You can vote as many times as you like.
Here's the link to vote: https://secure3.convio.net/nasaud/site/SSurvey?ACTION_REQUIRED=URI_ACTION_USER_REQUESTS&SURVEY_ID=10460
Audubon California created the designation in 2009 to highlight the state's remarkable birds and the conservation challenges many of them face. Soon after voting ends on Dec. 7, the winner will be announced to those who provided their email address to Audubon California while voting. A more public announcement will be made soon afterwards.
Although you can vote for any bird you wish, the Audubon California Board of Directors has nominated seven species in particular: Yellow Warbler, Western Snowy Plover, Burrowing Owl, Sandhill Crane, Tricolored Blackbird, Black Oystercatcher, and Golden Eagle.
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