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Ask the Naturalist: Where do birds go when it rains?

December 11, 2014 by Josiah Clark

Guest naturalist Josiah Clark reveals how birds cope with stormy weather.

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Pier 94: By the People, For the Birds

December 02, 2014 by Eric Simons

P ier 94 salt marsh is located at the end of a wide road with dirt piled high on either ...

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Fountain a Watering Hole for Drought-Affected Birds

October 08, 2014 by Alison Hawkes

Where does a thirsty bird go when the drought hits hard?

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Ask the Naturalist: Wall-to-Wall Blue Jays?

September 05, 2014 by Ilana DeBare

A Berkeley reader asks why he's seeing so many jays lately.

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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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