Science Night Live: Protecting Bird Habitats In California Tuesday, January 3, 2017 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. California's ongoing drought and rapid pace of agricultural development could be placing the state's waterbirds at risks. The Central Valley’s agricultural landscape does not only feed people around the globe, it also plays a critical role within the animal ecosystem. The waterbirds are among the animals dependant on the rice, corn, alfalfa and other small grains grown in California. Khara Strum, Conservation Project Manager at Audubon California talks about what is at stake for the surrounding environment's fowl.