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With the Government Shut Down, What Happens to Federally Funded Research?

October 07, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

National parks are not only recreational hubs, but they also serve as centers for scientific research and environmental monitoring programs. Since the federal government shutdown, researchers have been unable to continue their work running the risk that months of consistent study could be lost in a few weeks.

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Ospreys taking a liking to San Francisco Bay

September 11, 2013 by Claire Mathieson

Ospreys have been expanding their range in recent years, setting up nests along the San Francisco Bay for the first time.

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Migrating hawks break records in sightings

October 25, 2012 by Alison Hawkes

This year has turned out to be an extraordinary one to spot broad-winged hawks, which have been amassing in a way that's suspiciously like their East Coast siblings.

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The Clarion Call of the Red-shouldered Hawk

October 16, 2012 by Allen Fish

Bird nesting, anybody will tell you, is a spring and summer event. And it makes sense that many birds nest ...

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Golden Gate Raptor Observatory

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The mission of the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory is to study migrating birds of prey along the Pacific coast and to promote public awareness of the state of raptor populations.

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Tag, You’re It!

October 04, 2011 by Erik Vance

The hawk trackers of the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory go way beyond birding: These citizen scientists take to the highways and back roads, following radio-tagged birds that may roam just to the next valley, or all the way to Mexico. Along the way, the hawk trackers have contributed much to our knowledge of these well-traveled birds.

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Fall Hawk Watch, Open During Construction

October 01, 2010 by Aleta George

Every year for more than a quarter century, the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory has presided over fall hawk watch in the Marin Headlands, when thousands of raptors migrate by, and thousands of people gather to watch. This year, road construction has the hawk watchers shifting slightly, but still out in force.

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GGRO’s 25 Years Getting to Know Raptors

October 19, 2009 by David Carroll

2009 marks the 25th anniversary of the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory, the Marin-based organization that tracks the movements of birds of prey over the Marin Headlands. Since 1984, more than 1,500 volunteers have logged 40,000 hours alongside staff and scientists to monitor raptors along one of West Coast's most trafficked migratory routes.

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Soaring South for the Winter

October 10, 2008 by Jody Zaitlin

Fall is prime time to see hundreds of hawks, falcons, and other raptors flying south over the Marin Headlands.

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Why is autumn a good time to see raptors in the Bay Area? Where is best?

July 01, 2003 by Allen Fish

For many birds, autumn is a flurry of eating and movement to find stuff to eat, before winter sets in. ...

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