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Added Protection for Big-Eared Bat, CA Dry Spell Continues

January 10, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

Townsend’s big-eared bat could get added protection from the state and more Bay Area nature news…

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Photographer Tory Kallman Gets His Orca Breach

January 09, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

On a whale watching trip in the Monterey Bay, photographer Tory Kallman witnessed one of nature’s great events—an orca in pursuit of lunch. One of the resulting photographs became Bay Nature’s January 2014 cover image.

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Which Species of Woodpecker Can You Find in Golden Gate Park?

January 09, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

As you walk through Golden Gate park you may here the ‘knock, knock, knock’ of a woodpecker working for its lunch. But as one reader asked, what species can you find in the park?

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Muir Beach Reopens, CA Drought Deepens

January 03, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

Muir Beach reopens after a six month closure and more Bay Area nature news.

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New Record for San Francisco Christmas Bird Count?

December 30, 2013 by Ilana DeBare

Last Friday about 120 birders fanned out across the 15-mile diameter of the San Francisco Christmas Bird Count circle and set what could be a new record for the number of species in the SF count — 183.

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Dry year sparks fire and water fears, affects Bay Area bird counts

December 27, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

California’s driest year in recorded history sparks fire and water fears, and more Bay Area nature news…

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Critical Habitat Identified for Franciscan Manzanita

December 20, 2013 by Eric Simons

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has declared 230 acres of San Francisco critical habitat for the Franciscan manzanita, the oft-discussed rare shrub famous for its dramatic rediscovery and the relocation of a sole survivor in 2009.

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Big Sur Fire Nears Full Containment, SF Proposes Bottled Water Ban

December 20, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

Big Sur fire nears full containment as SF Board of Supervisors consider plastic water bottle ban and more Bay Area nature news…

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Fox Sparrows Plentiful at Palomarin Field Station

December 19, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

This fall’s government shutdown left a two-week gap in Point Blue Conservation Science’s bird monitoring and banding data. But with the counts now in, the second half of October appears to have been a success, with researchers capturing and banding a surprisingly high number of fox sparrows.

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What Do I Need To Know About Feeding Birds In My Yard?

December 18, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

I’ve started to put out bird seed in my North Oakland backyard and have enjoyed the visitors. What do I need to know about feeding wild birds in my yard?

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