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Do Hummingbirds Reuse Nests?

February 07, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

After an unfortunate pruning accident, a reader wrote in to ask: do hummingbirds reuse nests?

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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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A Bird in the Hole

April 01, 2010 by David Herlocker

Imagine raising your kids on a precarious bunch of sticks on a tree branch. Some birds had the same thought: Yikes! These cavity-nesters take shelter by excavating nest holes in trees, or by using existing holes--in trees, cliffs, buildings, bridges, tractors...

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Kayaks and Breeding Birds at Alcatraz

January 01, 2009 by Aleta George

The nearly vertical cliffs on the western side of Alcatraz Island serve as a nursery for several species of seabirds. ...

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Raptor Rapture

January 01, 2009 by Joe Eaton

The Marin Headlands is justifiably renowned as a great place to see raptors. But did you know that the world’s highest density of breeding golden eagles is found near Altamont Pass? Indeed, the East Bay is a prime location for observing and studying native raptors, from prairie falcons nesting on cliffs near Mount Diablo to bald eagles fishing in local reservoirs and Cooper’s hawks snatching prey out of the air above the streets of Berkeley.

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Great Blue Herons in Golden Gate Park

June 01, 2008 by Rick Bacigalupi

San Francisco Nature Education demonstrates that big birds can make it in the big city.  As you visit Golden Gate ...

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Ano Nuevo and Farallones Seabird Nesting Update

July 01, 2006 by Matthew Bettelheim

As we reported in our July-September 2006 feature The Ups and Downs of Coastal Upwelling, last year’s delayed coastal upwelling ...

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