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Pelagic Birding for Beginners

July 13, 2015 by Maureen Lahiff

We’re fortunate in the Bay Area to have access to good day-long pelagic birding trips. Here are some tips from the Golden Gate Audubon Society.

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Spring Brings Peak Bird Biodiversity

May 05, 2015 by Josiah Clark

For birdwatchers, this is the most exciting time of year. Everything knows where it's going and it moves fast.

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Las Gallinas Wildlife Ponds

August 13, 2014 by Ann Sieck

This very accessible wetland restoration project offers great bird and wildlife watching. You can take a 4+ mile hike on ...

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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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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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Rarely seen blue-footed boobies arrive at Point Reyes

September 20, 2013 by Alison Hawkes

Blue-footed boobies are turning up in Point Reyes after straying far from their normal range from the Galapagos Islands to ...

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Wrentit: High-fidelity in the scrub

June 30, 2013 by Claire Peaslee

Wrentits, possibly North America's most sedentary birds, just don't go far. So when you hear their song in the same place twice, you're probably listening to the same bird or its offspring.

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Lake Merced Birds: A Lone Wrentit

May 14, 2013 by Dan Rademacher

Every so often I see a note from a local birder or amateur botanist that reminds me that there’s a ...

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A Warbler Comes to West Berkeley

April 08, 2013 by David Loeb

Last winter I noticed a different bird in the bare branches of the London plane trees outside the office. A yellow-rumped warbler. Not an uncommon bird, yet not one I would expect to see next to a cement plant.

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Remembering Rich Stallcup

April 01, 2013 by Bay Nature Staff

In December 2012, the Bay Area, and the world, lost one of its most eloquent spokespeople for and about birds. ...

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