Longtime birder and Alameda local Rick Lewis found the nest, and he’s been discreetly visiting it almost daily since. No sign of eggs yet, but the birds seem good so far—preening each other, and adding sticks to their nest.
“The landscape is riddled with risk out there right now, but we don’t want to vilify the carriers,” says one expert. “They’re just doing their thing. They’re being ducks.” So, where did this virus come from?
Keep your eye out for these winter wonders.
You can use thrushes as a sort of seasonal calendar, as they fly in and out of the Bay Area.
At Point Pinole, 21 sturgeon carcasses––some more than seven feet long––lay strewn along a mile-long stretch of beach in late August 2022, baking in the relentless heat. It was the peak of the largest harmful algal bloom on record in … Read more
Researchers are investigating the secrets of our two resident sturgeon species, which have razor-sharp armor and shlorp up clams with their vacuum-shaped mouths.
You don’t have to go far. But it helps to spend all your spare time in the woods. That’s what Vishal Subramanyan, 20, does.
She was born in captivity, it turns out. And she’ll only get to stay free and wild if she behaves—so humans should definitely not feed her, take selfies with her, or try to be her friend.
A Bat Brigade of volunteers has been helping collect data at the “bat castle,” watching when bats leave their roosts to forage.
NatureCheck assesses East Bay habitat by looking at indicator species like ground squirrels, rainbow trout, hoary bats and golden eagles. You can help!