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Bay Nature magazineApril-June 2017

Wildlife: Birds, Mammals, Fish

Sea otters, brown pelicans, chinook salmon, tule elk: these are just some of the amazing species that inhabit the San Francisco Bay Area. Their charisma has inspired countless conservation efforts and have enticed everyday people and impassioned naturalists into the wild.

The Old Bay Bridge Is Coming Down, Leaving a 40-Year-Old Cormorant Colony Adrift

March 28, 2017 by Mark J. Rauzon

The last of the old Bay Bridge is coming down now, and with it will go a 40-year-old colony of double-crested cormorants.

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An Atlantic Bird Makes a New Home in California — Maybe Because of Melting Arctic Ice

March 28, 2017 by Alison Hawkes

Meet Morris the gannet, who's not supposed to be here but seems to have made a home of it.

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The Boldness of Bewick’s Wren

March 28, 2017 by Eric Schroeder

Bold Bewick's wrens are a welcome sight in the suburbs.

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Alameda Point Harbor Seals Thriving on a New Dock

March 08, 2017 by James Jordan

Efforts to build a new dock for harbor seals in Alameda have paid off.

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Ask The Naturalist: Do Badgers Hibernate?

February 22, 2017 by Bay Nature Staff

Do badgers hibernate during the winter? And if not, when *do* they emerge from their burrows? Guest naturalist Susan Kirks answers.

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Sea Otter Adoptees Born in Elkhorn Slough

January 01, 2017 by Elizabeth Devitt

A surrogate sea otter program at the Monterey Bay Aquarium has helped grow the wild otter population in Elkhorn Slough.

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Ask The Naturalist: How Important Are Red Toyon Berries To the Winter Food Chain?

December 22, 2016 by Alan Kaplan/Alison Hawkes

For a lesson in food chain dynamics, go ahead and observe a fruiting toyon bush this winter.

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Meet Bay Nature’s 2017 Local Heroes

November 02, 2016 by Bay Nature Staff

Bay Nature Institute announces its 4 Local Hero Award winners for 2017.

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A Ghost Bird Visits Santa Cruz

November 01, 2016 by Sally Rae Kimmel

A leucistic hummingbird spent the summer at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum.

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People Keep Condors Flying in the Pinnacles

October 31, 2016 by Alison Hawkes

Volunteers track the condor recovery in the Pinnacles

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