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Complete Nest Failure at Martin Griffin Preserve’s Heronry

February 21, 2014 by Alessandra Bergamin

The great egret colony at Martin Griffin Preserve in West Marin failed to fledge any young egrets in 2013, the first time in the preserve’s 62-year history, leading Audubon Canyon Ranch to change public access to the preserve for 2014.

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Becky Jaffe and the Art of Biophilia

November 26, 2013 by Alessandra Bergamin

Nature photographer Becky Jaffe on art, photography and biophilia.


Ebony and Ivory

January 30, 2013 by John Muir Laws

A school of fish gets trapped in a slough at ebb tide. Dinnertime for egrets and cormorants! Like this article?There’s ...

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Audubon Canyon Ranch

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Audubon Canyon Ranch protects the natural resources of its sanctuaries (at Bolinas Lagoon, Bouveria Preserve, Cypress Grove) while fostering an understanding and appreciation of these environments.

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Martin Griffin Preserve (Audubon Canyon Ranch)

July 08, 2012 by Bay Nature Staff

This preserve, open mid-March till mid-July, offers some of the best views of nesting herons and egrets in the region. ...

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Bird Rescue Volunteer Finds an Old Friend

June 16, 2011 by Isaura Linares

Seeing a snowy egret along the Bay shore is certainly not news. But bird rescue volunteer Cindy Margulis watches them anyway, and a few weeks ago she noticed one with a band whose number she could read. Suddenly, an anonymous egret revealed itself to be a bird she'd helped rehab and rescue a year ago.

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Citizen Scientists Keep Tabs on Egrets

May 04, 2011 by Juliet Grable

We mostly see egrets and herons standing silently in shallow wetlands, on the hunt. But a group of dedicated citizen scientists makes a point to watch them in their nesting colonies, sometimes in seemingly unlikely spots. Join us on a trip to a heronry near Cordelia.

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Sedimental Journey

April 01, 2011 by Jacoba Charles

For years, controversy raged about the future of Bolinas Lagoon, a significant coastal wetland that seems forever in danger of filling in, to the detriment of the fishing fleet and wildlife like seals and shorebirds. While some locals continue to push for dredging, others say this is all part of a natural cycle. But sea level rise driven by climate change might swamp the whole debate.

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Big Birds in the Big City

February 09, 2011 by Beth Rodio

When not visiting her hometown of Brooklyn, New York, to "perfect her accent," Nancy DeStefanis is helping kids discover nature through San Francisco Nature Education, the grassroots environmental education organization she founded in 2000. Many programs center around the herons and egrets that nest at Stow Lake, in Golden Gate Park.

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Keeping an Eye on Egrets

December 28, 2010 by Ingrid Hawkinson

For John Kelly, who's worked for Audubon Canyon Ranch since 1988, develops and oversees conservation research, egrets and other wetland birds hold the key to monitoring and understanding how our wetlands are doing. And he knows a lot about that -- he tracks more than 100 egret and heron rookeries all over the region, studies waterbirds on Tomales Bay, and more.

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