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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 ...


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! Like this article?There’s ...

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A Visit from Jack Laws, Bird Man (and Artist)

August 13, 2012 by Dan Rademacher

It’s always a red-letter day at the Bay Nature office when we get a visit from Jack Laws (aka John ...

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Santa Cruz Bird Club

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Sponsors birding walks in and around the county of Santa Cruz and holds talks for birders September through May. Walks and talks are free and open to the public.

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