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Snatch! The vultures vs. the hawk

October 08, 2012 by Alison Hawkes

In a battle among feathered titans over a delectable carcass, ask yourself: Can you truly feel bad for vultures?

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Up close and personal with clappers

August 06, 2012 by Rick Lewis

The California clapper rail may not be the most distinguished of birds, at least on appearance. Except for the flash ...


To eat, and to be eaten at Arrowhead Marsh

May 24, 2012 by Rick Lewis

When I’m hungry I usually go to a place where someone brings me a plate of hot food. Birds, on the other hand, actually work for theirs.You may think you work too, but when was the last time your food escaped or scratched back? It’s a jungle out there and predators exist in the guise of a pretty bird standing on long legs, or performing amazing aerial acrobatics.


Keeping Clapper Rails High and Dry

February 16, 2012 by Juliet Grable

New artificial islands at Oakland’s Arrowhead Marsh provide some welcome refuge for endangered clapper rails. But can they be expanded into enough other habitats to keep the birds safe from rising sea levels?

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Graham Chisholm, One for the Birds

August 20, 2010 by Ingrid Hawkinson

Graham Chisholm is a powerhouse for conservation in California. He's director of Audubon California, used to run the Nature Conservancy's California programs, has co-authored a couple of birding guides, and even has a Ph.D. in political science from UC Berkeley. Not too shabby!

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Casino Proposal at Arrowhead Marsh

April 01, 2005 by Christine Sculati

The 1,220-acre Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline Park, near the Oakland Airport, includes 72 acres of restored wetlands and ...

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The Art of Restoration

January 01, 2001 by Chis Clarke

The air over Cullinan Ranch is cool and moist. Only the faintest gray line marks the location, south across San ...

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