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Bay Nature magazineOct-Dec 2010 issue

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Fall Hawk Watch, Open During Construction

October 01, 2010 by Aleta George

Every year for more than a quarter century, the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory has presided over fall hawk watch in the Marin Headlands, when thousands of raptors migrate by, and thousands of people gather to watch. This year, road construction has the hawk watchers shifting slightly, but still out in force.

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GGRO’s 25 Years Getting to Know Raptors

October 19, 2009 by David Carroll

2009 marks the 25th anniversary of the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory, the Marin-based organization that tracks the movements of birds of prey over the Marin Headlands. Since 1984, more than 1,500 volunteers have logged 40,000 hours alongside staff and scientists to monitor raptors along one of West Coast's most trafficked migratory routes.

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Protecting Raptors and Climbers at the Pinnacles National Monument

August 04, 2009 by Reinhard Cate

Every summer, Pinnacles National Monument staff lift seasonal rock climbing closures on several rock formations that close each year to protect nesting raptors. For the last 23 years, park staff have closed routes to climbers to allow the birds to nest undisturbed, and raptor health has stayed high.

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The Eye of the Beholder

April 01, 2009 by John Muir Laws

Who knew that the kestrel hovering over that vacant field has superpowers?

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Falcon City

March 06, 2009 by Jessica Taekman

In early spring, downtown San Francisco's office workers are treated to quite an air show outside their office windows: peregrine falcons!

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Altamont Power Struggle

January 01, 2009 by Sue Rosenthal

Cost-effective and quick to install, wind turbines seem to be a leader in the race to develop clean, renewable energy ...

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Raptor Rapture

January 01, 2009 by Joe Eaton

The Marin Headlands is justifiably renowned as a great place to see raptors. But did you know that the world’s highest density of breeding golden eagles is found near Altamont Pass? Indeed, the East Bay is a prime location for observing and studying native raptors, from prairie falcons nesting on cliffs near Mount Diablo to bald eagles fishing in local reservoirs and Cooper’s hawks snatching prey out of the air above the streets of Berkeley.


Soaring South for the Winter

October 10, 2008 by Jody Zaitlin

Fall is prime time to see hundreds of hawks, falcons, and other raptors flying south over the Marin Headlands.

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By the Water’s Edge

January 01, 2005 by Gordy Slack

The East Bay is home to 44 creeks that drain into San Francisco Bay—from small but well-protected Wildcat Creek in the north to the 700 square miles of Alameda Creek's watershed to the south.

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Altamont Pass Wind Debate

April 01, 2004 by Leah Messinger

In the January-March 2004 issue of Bay Nature, Ear to the Ground covered the deaths of hundreds of raptors each ...

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