Latest from PRBO Conservation Science

Ashy Storm-Petrel Denied Protection Under Endangered Species Act

October 30, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

After four years of consideration, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced earlier this month that the ashy storm-petrel has been denied protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

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Rarely seen blue-footed boobies arrive at Point Reyes

September 20, 2013 by Alison Hawkes

Blue-footed boobies are turning up in Point Reyes after straying far from their normal range from the Galapagos Islands to the ...

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Remembering Rich Stallcup

April 01, 2013 by Bay Nature Staff

In December 2012, the Bay Area, and the world, lost one of its most eloquent spokespeople for and about birds. ...

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Right On Course with John Wade, Farallon Islands Patrol Skipper

October 04, 2012 by Daniel McGlynn

John Wade is one of about 20 skippers who make up the Farallon Patrol for PRBO Conservation Science. Skippers offer ...

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Climate Chronicles: A Sea Change for Seabirds on the Farallon Islands

October 04, 2012 by Glen Martin

You’ll likely smell them before you see them: A rich ammoniac scent engulfs our boat, and then they loom out ...

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The Farallon Islands: To be there is to understand wildness

September 26, 2012 by Glen Martin

The Farallon Islands off the San Francisco Bay may be small in scope but it ranks with the Serengeti in its significance to conservation.

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PRBO Conservation Science

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Formerly the Point Reyes Bird Observatory, this organization is one of the foremost field research groups on the West Coast. Dedicated to conserving birds, other wildlife, and ecosystems through innovative scientific research and outreach.

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Conservation Action Award: Ellie Cohen

May 30, 2012 by Daniel McGlynn

Ellie Cohen became president and CEO of what is now PRBO Conservation Science in 1999. Under her leadership, the organization has grown from the local Point Reyes Bird Observatory, founded in 1965, to a hemisphere-scale operation, conducting bird-focused applied ecosystem studies on land and at sea. PRBO uses its wealth of data and partnerships to assess and reduce the impacts of changes in climate and land use on ecosystem health.

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Taking the Measure of Climate Change At Corte Madera Marsh

January 12, 2012 by Ariel Rubissow Okamoto

To launch our new series on climate change in the Bay Area, we follow a group of researchers as they scan the bottom, poke the mud, and gauge the tides at Marin's Corte Madera Marsh, in the first comprehensive, interdisciplinary effort to understand how the Bay Area's tidal wetlands will respond to rising sea levels.

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Reporter’s Notebook: Two birders, a Few Wastewater Ponds, 104 Species of Birds

December 19, 2011 by Juliet Grable

How do you see 104 species of birds in one day at a wastewater pond? Ride along on a Christmas Bird Count with PRBO Conservation ornithologist Rich Stallcup and partner Heather Cameron.

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