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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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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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Monitoring the Monarchs

June 17, 2008 by Rick Bacigalupi

A multi-generational migration route includes Pacific Grove, CA, where monarch butterflies fill the air and form large clusters on tree ...

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The Golden-Crown’s Winter Song

October 01, 2006 by Allen Fish

Listen for the winter song of the golden-crowned sparrow.

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Cranes Across California and Beyond

January 01, 2006 by Kevin Cutler

The several thousand sandhill cranes that come to the Cosumnes River Preserve each year are just a fraction of the ...

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Flyway Festival

January 01, 2005 by Christine Sculati

Heading farther east on Highway 37 toward Mare Island in Vallejo, birders and wetlands enthusiasts can come in for a ...

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Napa County Breeding Birds Atlas

January 01, 2004 by Leah Messinger

How many people does it take to figure out the number of bird species that breed in Napa County? For ...

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Lodi Crane Festival

October 01, 2003 by Leah Messinger

Fall marks the height of bird migrations along the Pacific Flyway. And while the Bay Area has plenty of birds ...

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Monarch Day at Natural Bridges

October 01, 2003 by Leah Messinger

To see slightly more diminutive returning migrants, head south on Sunday, October 12, for Welcome Back Monarchs Day at Natural ...

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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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