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Bird Rescue Volunteer Finds an Old Friend

June 16, 2011 by Isaura Linares

Seeing a snowy egret along the Bay shore is certainly not news. But bird rescue volunteer Cindy Margulis watches them anyway, and a few weeks ago she noticed one with a band whose number she could read. Suddenly, an anonymous egret revealed itself to be a bird she'd helped rehab and rescue a year ago.

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A Day with the Eagles

June 07, 2011 by Isaura Linares

When the LA Times was looking to do a story about the perils of wind energy for birds, including condors near the Tehachapi Mountains, they traveled north to visit Doug Bell and Joe DiDonato, who have spent decades studying raptor fatalities at the wind turbines at Altamont Pass. Last week, I got to head out into the field to see how this work is done.

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SF Bay in Goods Hands (Thousands of Them)

April 01, 2011 by Aleta George

In December 2010, Kay Kerr died at 99 years old. Kerr, along with Sylvia McLaughlin and Esther Gulick, founded the Save San Francisco Bay Association. Now, Save the Bay is turning 50 and turning out as many volunteers as ever. Meanwhile, the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory marks 30 years of its critical work banding and studying birds.

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