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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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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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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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Breeding Time for Herons

March 12, 2009 by Jody Zaitlin

Usually solitary birds, great blue herons and egrets abandon their private ways in spring, and you can see them nesting in tree tops around the region.

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Great Blue Herons in Golden Gate Park

June 01, 2008 by Rick Bacigalupi

San Francisco Nature Education demonstrates that big birds can make it in the big city.  As you visit Golden Gate ...

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Heron and Egret Atlas for the Bay Area

April 01, 2007 by Aleta George

No matter where you live in the Bay Area, you’ve likely noticed the sinewy, graceful forms of great blue herons ...

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Heron and Egret Atlas

April 01, 2005 by Christine Sculati

The first-ever publication on trends, historical accounts, and locations of past and current Bay Area heron and egret breeding colonies, ...

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The Courtship of Herons

April 01, 2004 by Rob Lee

All around the Bay Area in spring, herons and egrets begin their annual transformation from mostly solitary top predators to birds gathered in crowded breeding colonies. Local photographer Philip Greene has spent years following the whole subtle and spectacular process by which these large birds break down their resistance to social communion: the changing color of bills and legs, the growth of flowing nuptial plumage, and the complex gestures and dances that make up the fine art of getting to know one another.

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Herons and Egrets at Audubon Canyon Ranch

July 01, 2002 by Sara Marcellino

IGreat blue herons and great egrets nest, chatter, and dance atop the redwood trees in the Bolinas Lagoon Preserve in ...

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Stowe Lake Herons, With 2000 Viewing Dates

April 01, 2001 by Marilyn Smulyan

Springtime is mating time, and the Bay Area provides its residents with a splendid opportunity to view the new families ...

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