Latest Videos

We post the best local nature videos we find from YouTube here, but Bay Nature also produces several kinds of videos and you can see them all here. Broadcast on Northern California public TV stations, our Bay Nature on the Air segments showcase the natural diversity of local ecosystems and natural attractions. You’ll also find videos of our naturalist-guided hikes and audio slideshows that inform you about Bay Area parks and wildlife.

Redwoods with Michael Ellis

May 12, 2014 by Rick Bacigalupi

Naturalist Michael Ellis tells the fascinating story of the Bay Area’s primeval giants, Sequoia sempervirens. Produced by Rick Bacigalupi.

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Acorn Woodpeckers at Work

December 20, 2013 by Rick Bacigalupi

Environmental Volunteer Bob Dodge explains the antics of the sassy Acorn Woodpecker. Produced by Rick Bacigalupi.

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Learned Lepidopterist

December 20, 2013 by Rick Bacigalupi

San Francisco’s Liam O’Brien shares his wealth of knowledge all about Bay Area butterflies. Produced by Rick Bacigalupi.

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Learning with the Environmental Volunteers

December 20, 2013 by Rick Bacigalupi

For decades, the Palo Alto-based Environmental Volunteers have shown kids the wonders of nature all around them. Produced by Rick Bacigalupi.

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Salmon Return to Spawn

November 13, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

The Nimbus Hatchery fish ladder opened early November, signaling the start of the salmon spawning season on the American River.

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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 Sea of Cortez. The boobies, which are causing quite a stir among local birders, may be arriving on Northern California shores because of a collapse in their food supplies in Mexico. They were last seen […]


Footage of Rim Fire from a boat on Tuolumne River

September 10, 2013 by Alison Hawkes

The Tuolumne River Trust released footage of the recent Rim Fire that burned through the Tuolumne River watershed. The group is now calling on Congress to pony up funding for a restoration effort to control erosion runoff into the river as the winter rainy season gets underway. The fire burned through precious wildlife habitat and […]

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Gulls Galore

August 06, 2013 by Rick Bacigalupi

Those birds flying around are much more than “just seagulls.” Alvaro Jaramillo explains. Produced by Rick Bacigalupi.

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Bighorn sheep return to Sierras

April 18, 2013 by Alison Hawkes

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has led a team to reestablish a population of federally endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep. This is the first reintroduction since 1988.

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Falcon feeding in San Jose

April 03, 2013 by Alison Hawkes

Peregrine falcons have returned for season No. 7 of webcasting on top of San Jose City Hall, a testament to how far the species has come since the ban on DDT, which nearly annihilated the predator birds. This particular falcon mama, Clara, has been the “matriarch-in-residence since the nest box was established by the Santa Cruz Predatory Bird […]

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