|Will it be the Western bluebird?|
They've selected the seven finalists for the award:
An iconic songbird of the American West, this bird has seen its numbers decline in recent years due to habitat loss. Now, climate change is presenting a new challenge.
A spectacular shorebird found in wetland and marsh habitat throughout California, the American Avocet is struggling against the challenges of the drought. Climate change is a new problem.
A distinctive bird of our North Coast, the Common Murre made the news this year as thousands died from lack of food.
One of the most popular songbirds in the West, the Western Tanager faces an uncertain future due to climate change.
The American Kestrel is North America’s smallest falcon, and there is a lot of attitude crammed into its small profile.
One of our favorite ducks, the Northern Pintail is one of many waterfowl species challenged by the drought.
With its incredible breeding display that incorporates literally running on water, the Western Grebe is an iconic species of the western North American waterways.
Votes will be accepted through Sunday, Dec. 20. Go to Audubon California Bird of the Year.
Happy Bluebirding!! Guess you know which bird I voted for!