Latest from wildlife viewing
July 03, 2013 by Jackson Mauze
Viewing wild river otters can be thrilling, if you find one. Up your chances to 100 percent at a new, permanent exhibit at Aquarium of the Bay.
January 07, 2013 by Alison Hawkes
The annual Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count, the longest running citizen science survey in the world, has finished up in the Bay Area with some important findings.
December 26, 2012 by Courtney Quirin
One of the most dramatic mating rituals in the animal kingdom is right on our Bay Area doorstep. Male elephant seals at Año Nuevo State Park risk life and limb to be the guy who gets to impregnate up to 75 females.
August 29, 2012 by Alison Hawkes
What the Vaux swift lacks in size it makes up for in numbers.
The smallest species of the swift family …
May 31, 2012 by Chris Torres
If you plan on getting outdoors this summer, you’ll probably be bringing your smart phone with you. Forgo the hefty guidebooks and consider tapping into some of the great mobile apps out there. We reviewed our Top 10 for the Bay Area so you’ll be ready to identify that flash of wing through the trees, ramble around Golden Gate Park without getting lost, or kayak the San Francisco Bay with real-time current updates.
May 10, 2012 by Jen Joynt
Over the course of two short months, great horned owls hatched and raised an owlet on a trail in Claremont Canyon in Berkeley. A “bird’s eye” view of the nest made it possible for passersby to get an intimate look at the owlet’s transformation from hatchling to fledgling. But as the popularity of the nesting owls grew, so did the ethical questions. How can so many people enjoy nature without doing it harm?