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Friends of the Alameda Wildlife Refuge

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Friends of the Alameda Wildlife Refuge, a project initiated by the Golden Gate Audubon Society, trains and maintains a corps of volunteers committed to protecting and enhancing the wildlife of the proposed Alameda National Wildlife Refuge.

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Alameda National Wildlife Refuge

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

The most successful least tern nesting colony in California thrives on what remains of an old runway at this former ...

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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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Least Tern Return

May 20, 2009 by Jody Zaitlin

Every spring California least terns return to the Bay Area to breed. These endangered birds, and other terns, have a remarkable hunting style: Drop quickly, and crash head-first into the water. Don't try that at home!

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Least Terns at Alameda Naval Air Station

July 01, 2007 by Aleta George

In late spring, a thumb-size least tern chick emerges from its egg on Alameda Point. The chick’s eyes are open ...

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