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Bay Nature magazineOctober-December 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.

In the Forests Around Mount Tam, The Southern Range of Northern Spotted Owls

September 25, 2017 by Jules Evens

The luxuriant forests of Upper Lagunitas Creek, Phoenix Lake, and Bolinas Ridge are critical sanctuary for the northern spotted owl.

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Ask the Naturalist: What Do Hummingbirds Taste?

September 25, 2017 by Michael Ellis

How do hummingbirds experience sugar?

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Ask The Naturalist: Why Are There So Many Birds On the Beach At One Time?

September 12, 2017 by Donna Pomeroy

Head to the beach on one of these late summer days and you're liable to come across a wonderful spectacle of nature: the feeding frenzy.

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Hunt for San Francisco Bay Shark Killer Zeroes in on a Suspect

August 14, 2017 by Eric Simons

A protozoan pathogen appears to have killed thousands of sharks, rays and fish in the San Francisco Bay this spring.

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Ask the Naturalist: Can Hummingbirds Taste Their Food?

August 01, 2017 by Marc Badger

What does a hummingbird taste in a flower?

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Two Almost Identical Lupines Live in the Same Place. One is Rare, One Not. Why?

June 28, 2017 by Alexander Fox

A new journal article tries to answer an ecological mystery at Point Reyes.

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The Last Frontier In Birding

June 28, 2017 by Alison Hawkes

Living tens, hundreds, even thousands of miles offshore, pelagic seabirds are some of the least understood and most threatened avian species in the world.


Sharks Are Dying By the Hundreds in San Francisco Bay

May 02, 2017 by Eric Simons

Leopard sharks and bat rays are dying by the hundreds and washing ashore all around the Bay. A pathologist at the California Department Fish and Wildlife thinks he may know why.


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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