Wildlife: Birds, Mammals, Fish

Sea otters, brown pelicans, chinook salmon, tule elk: these are just some of the amazing species that inhabit the San Francisco Bay Area. Their charisma has inspired countless conservation efforts and have enticed everyday people and impassioned naturalists into the wild.

Latest from Wildlife: Birds, Mammals, Fish

The Elusive Black Rail May Adapt Better Than You’d Think

March 21, 2014 by Alison Hawkes

Black rails are one of the most secretive of birds. But new research is showing that the scurrying marshland species can pick up and move if it must.

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Bottlenose Dolphins Move North Into the Bay, Creating a Research Puzzle

March 05, 2014 by Elizabeth Devitt

About 60 coastal bottlenose dolphins have been spotted traveling from Southern California to the waters off Bodega Bay, pushing the northern limit of their range and leaving the scientists who study them with a mystery.

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Bay Nature Annual Awards Dinner 2014: Silent Auction Preview

March 01, 2014 by Bay Nature Staff

We’re delighted to be able to offer some wonderful wilderness getaways — plus mouthwatering wine, art, music, and gardening packages ...

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Connecting the Dots for Pacific Marine Life

February 27, 2014 by Beth Slatkin

National Park Service ecologist Sarah Allen has been looking at the “big picture” of marine ecosystem health since the mid-1970s ...

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A Wildlife Photographer’s Most Important Photography Advice: Set the Camera Aside

February 24, 2014 by Eric Simons

Suzi Eszterhas will lecture about the rare animals she's seen and her own adventures in wildlife photography on Wednesday night in the African Hall at the California Academy of Sciences.

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Complete Nest Failure at Martin Griffin Preserve’s Heronry

February 21, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

The great egret colony at Martin Griffin Preserve in West Marin failed to fledge any young egrets in 2013, the first time in the preserve’s 62-year history, leading Audubon Canyon Ranch to change public access to the preserve for 2014.

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Are Black Squirrels Common in the Bay Area?

February 20, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

Love them or hate them, squirrels are everywhere. But how common are black squirrels?

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Counting Harbor Porpoises with Carbon Currency

February 19, 2014 by Elizabeth Devitt

San Francisco Bay's waters have clearly become popular with the porpoises. What researchers want to know now is: What does that mean about the Bay ecosystem itself?

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Preparing a Mountaintop to Welcome Back Birds — and People

February 12, 2014 by Rachel Diaz-Bastin

After years of demolition and cleanup, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District installed nesting boxes for rare purple martins at the top of Mount Umunhum. Preparing the summit for the martins marks a special moment in the restoration process -- of the completion of the demolition phase and a celebration of the summit’s rebirth as a habitat and natural wonder.

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Do Hummingbirds Reuse Nests?

February 07, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

After an unfortunate pruning accident, a reader wrote in to ask: do hummingbirds reuse nests?

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