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The Clapper Rail Calls at Dawn

July 03, 2014 by Eric Simons

A Bay Nature special feature about weird birds, hardy biologists, and the difficult methods we employ to move past what our eyes and ears tell us and see something like the truth.

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Virginia rail peeks through reeds at Lake Merced

December 31, 2012 by Alison Hawkes

A Virginia rail made a surprise year-end appearance at Lake Merced in San Francisco.

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Bothin Marsh

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

This marsh on Richardson Bay becomes a birdwatcher’s paradise from October through February as shore birds stop here to winter ...

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Keeping Clapper Rails High and Dry

February 16, 2012 by Juliet Grable

New artificial islands at Oakland’s Arrowhead Marsh provide some welcome refuge for endangered clapper rails. But can they be expanded into enough other habitats to keep the birds safe from rising sea levels?

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Habitat and Humanity

July 01, 2010 by Kathleen M. Wong

With millions of people and millions of acres of open space, the Bay Area is a lively, and sometimes uneasy, blend of wild and urban. In the East Bay, dozens of rare species -- from birds along the Bay to wildflowers in the hills -- survive against the odds thanks in part to the East Bay Regional Park District, whose staff does everything from creating nesting islands to clearing trees for the sake of imperiled plants and animals.

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Marsh Gumplant

July 01, 2007 by John Hart

Defining the edge of a shifting body of water like San Francisco Bay, whose exact extent changes with every tide, ...

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Casino Proposal at Arrowhead Marsh

April 01, 2005 by Christine Sculati

The 1,220-acre Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline Park, near the Oakland Airport, includes 72 acres of restored wetlands and ...

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The Call of the Rails

October 01, 2002 by Rosemary Lombard

The Bay Trail through the Palo Alto Baylands is among the best places to see the endangered California clapper rail and multitudes of other shorebirds.

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