After a forecast of surf swells upwards of 40 feet, the Mavericks big-wave surf competition has been called for this Friday, January 24th. But what does it take to create a monster wave?
Sooty Brown Body, Yellow Bill: What Kind of Gull is This?
Lauri Taylor, visiting from Salt Lake City, spotted an interesting gull at Baker’s Beach in San Francisco. She asked Bay Nature to help identify what species it was…
Radio Road: A Place for the Birds — and Birders
The wastewater treatment ponds of Radio Road in Redwood Shores attract a wide range of birds species by the thousands and with them, come the birders.
Avian Cholera Outbreak in Redwood Shores Pond
An avian cholera outbreak at a Redwood Shores wastewater treatment pond and popular birding site -had killed more than 200 birds as of Tuesday, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Photographer Tory Kallman Gets His Orca Breach
On a whale watching trip in the Monterey Bay, photographer Tory Kallman witnessed one of nature’s great events—an orca in pursuit of lunch. One of the resulting photographs became Bay Nature’s January 2014 cover image.
Which Species of Woodpecker Can You Find in Golden Gate Park?
As you walk through Golden Gate park you may here the ‘knock, knock, knock’ of a woodpecker working for its lunch. But as one reader asked, what species can you find in the park?
2013—A Bay Nature Year In Photos
For Bay Nature, 2013 brought environmental news, features and photography celebrating and capturing not only nature’s beauty but its resiliency and vulnerability. Take a look at the year gone by in stunning nature photographs.
Fox Sparrows Plentiful at Palomarin Field Station
This fall’s government shutdown left a two-week gap in Point Blue Conservation Science’s bird monitoring and banding data. But with the counts now in, the second half of October appears to have been a success, with researchers capturing and banding a surprisingly high number of fox sparrows.
What Do I Need To Know About Feeding Birds In My Yard?
I’ve started to put out bird seed in my North Oakland backyard and have enjoyed the visitors. What do I need to know about feeding wild birds in my yard?
Capturing King Tides Through Citizen Science
Since 2010 the California King Tides Initiative has been documenting king tide events through photography—presenting a very real picture of rising sea levels. This year, the project has expanded to include a citizen science program, that will help researchers ground climate models.