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Radio Road: A Place for the Birds — and Birders

January 15, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

The wastewater treatment ponds of Radio Road in Redwood Shores attract a wide range of birds species by the thousands and with them, come the birders.

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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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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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Photographer Steve Zamek Gets His Decisive Moment

October 09, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

Photographer Steve Zamek, waited at Lloyd Lake in Golden Gate Park for over three hours photographing birds. When he decided it was time to leave, this hooded merganser sprang into action and Zamek snapped this shot.

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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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Clear Lake, a Destination for Kayaking and Birding

April 08, 2013 by Terry Knight

We’ve thought about doing a piece on Clear Lake for a long time: It’s a wildlife magnet just over two ...

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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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Bird of the week: Marshmallicious delicious

March 28, 2013 by Alison Hawkes

It's spring nesting season, but apparently there's a lot of confusion around Easter time about one particular bird.

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Ebony and Ivory

January 30, 2013 by John Muir Laws

A school of fish gets trapped in a slough at ebb tide. Dinnertime for egrets and cormorants! ...

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