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Mavericks: The Science Behind the Killer Surf

January 23, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

After a forecast of surf swells upwards of 40 feet, the Mavericks big-wave surf competition has been called for this Friday, January 24th. But what does it take to create a monster wave?

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Gov. Brown Declares CA Drought Emergency; River Otters Making a Comeback

January 17, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

Governor Brown declares CA drought emergency, and more Bay Area nature news…

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Sooty Brown Body, Yellow Bill: What Kind of Gull is This?

January 16, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

Lauri Taylor, visiting from Salt Lake City, spotted an interesting gull at Baker’s Beach in San Francisco. She asked Bay Nature to help identify what species it was…

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Avian Cholera Outbreak in Redwood Shores Pond

January 15, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

An avian cholera outbreak at a Redwood Shores wastewater treatment pond and popular birding site -had killed more than 200 birds as of Tuesday, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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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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