Tours of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area

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Guided in-person tours of local wetlands: Yolo Basin Foundation offers monthly tours of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area and the City of Davis Wetlands. The tours are appropriate for all levels of outdoor enthusiasts and birders. These are driving tours on … Read more

Tours of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area

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Guided in-person tours of local wetlands: Yolo Basin Foundation offers monthly tours of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area and the City of Davis Wetlands. The tours are appropriate for all levels of outdoor enthusiasts and birders. These are driving tours on … Read more

Live from the Farallones: White Shark Café

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Why are white sharks seen around the Farallon Islands National Wildlife Refuge during the fall? In the early 2000s, Point Blue collaborated with Stanford University’s Tagging of Pelagic Predators program and attached satellite tags to dozens of white sharks to … Read more

chinook salmon

Did Salmon Always Live in San José?

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After an absence of many decades, Chinook salmon swim up the Guadalupe River in San José most winters. The fish look for places to lay eggs and often find them. If there’s enough water left in the dry season, their … Read more

golden-crown sparrow

The Birds Come Back to the Bay

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Like me, you may have seen recent headlines sounding the alarm that birds are vanishing from North America. From the abstract of the September 2019 report in the journal Science, an “integration of range-wide population trajectories and size estimates indicates a net loss … Read more

Fox Sparrows Plentiful at Palomarin Field Station

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This fall’s government shutdown left a two-week gap in Point Blue Conservation Science’s bird monitoring and banding data. But with the counts now in, the second half of October appears to have been a success, with researchers capturing and banding a surprisingly high number of fox sparrows.