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Snowy Plovers nest at Stinson Beach for first time in 30 years

June 26, 2013 by Claire Peaslee

Not only are snowy plovers nesting in unexpected places this year, at least one pair appears to be a bit unconventional.

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Avocet Research

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Avocet Research Associates, established in 1984, is an independent biological consulting firm. ARA wildlife biologists conduct monitoring studies of avian populations in Bay Area wetlands to document habitat affinities, abundance, viability, and reproductive success. We have collaborated with many of the environmental consulting firms and public agencies in the Bay Area to develop restoration plans, monitor goals and protocols, achieve long-term objectives, and solve management challenges. Our main focus is on rare, threatened, and endangered species, however we also conduct broad-scale biological reconnaissance, assessments, and impact analyses. Personnel includes: Jules Evens, Mary Anne Flett, Rich Stallcup, and Seth Bunnell.

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Listing of the California Tiger Salamander

October 01, 2004 by Christine Sculati

With the rainy season upon us, California tiger salamanders will soon emerge from the depths of squirrel and gopher burrows ...

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A Leap of Faith

April 01, 2002 by David Rains Wallace

After moving to Berkeley from Mendocino County, writer David Wallace found that he missed the springtime serenades of his local amphibians. So the dug a small pond in his backyard to see if he could get a few frogs to breed there. It turns out that despite the very real threats posed by pollution and sprawl, the Bay Area's native frogs are remarkably resilient survivors.

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The Gardener and the Quail

April 01, 2002 by Judith Larner Lowry

Years ago, there was a quail refuge on the outskirts of the town of Bolinas. Seeking to restore her yard to the coastal prairie it used to be, Bolinas writer Judith Lowry decided to shape her garden to meet the quail's habitat needs. In the process, she discovered how a covey of quail can stitch together a sometimes fractious neighborhood.

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