San Francisco Bay Joint Venture honors Barbara Salzman
If you have ever participated in any stage of wetland restoration work in Marin County, you have surely met the one and only Barbara Salzman! Barbara has been working in the field of conservation and advocating on behalf of wetlands and habitats threatened by...
Walnut Creek shopping mall using a Harris’s Hawk to evict the pigeons
A shopping mall in Walnut Creek is using a Harris's Hawk to evict the pigeons. Read this fascinating story about this beautiful raptor. Source: Washington Post Author: Linda Childers...
Every bird matters!
While you're enjoying Marin's beautiful beaches this summer be on the lookout for sick or injured seabirds. June 30th was a bright sunny morning at Fort Baker and a happy day for 7 Brown Pelicans that volunteers returned to the ocean. The volunteers were working for...
Baby barn owl found at Deer Island in Novato died from rat poison
A baby Barn Owl found under a nest box at Deer Island in Novato died from rat poison. Source: California News Wire Services Link: http://patch.com/california/novato/owlet-dies-rat-poison-prompts-anti-rodenticide-campaign Document: Owlet Dies from Rat Poison.pdf
The National Park Service is currently protecting Western Snowy Plovers with beach closures at North Beach, Abbotts Lagoon, and Limantour
The National Park Service is currently protecting Western Snowy Plovers with beach closures at North Beach, Abbotts Lagoon, and Limantour. There are only 1500 Snowy Plovers left on the west coast and they are listed under the Endangered Species Act. Source: Point...
Marin beaches are some of the cleanest in the state
Good news: Marin beaches are some of the cleanest in the state, according to a report by the environmental group Heal the Bay. Those rated an A or A+ include: Dillon Beach, Shell Beach, Miller Park, Rodeo Beach, Stinson Beach, Heart's Desire, Lawson's Landing, Chicken...
The Birds of Point Reyes Peninsula checklist now available
A new checklist, The Birds of Point Reyes Peninsula, is now available. It documents the nearly 500 species recorded to date and they're in current taxonomic order. For each species, it includes seasonal bar graphs, status, and relative seasonal abundance. Excellent...
Tricolored Blackbird added to the state’s endangered species list
California Fish and Game Commission has added the Tricolored Blackbird to the state's endangered species list. The bird's population has declined 55% since 2008. Source: Audubon California Date: May 22, 2018 Author: California Audubon...
National Audubon has declared 2018 to be the Year of the Bird
National Audubon has declared 2018 to be the Year of the Bird. March's featured action: Grow Native Plants. Find out more at http://www.audubon.org/yearofthebird. Source: National Audubon Society Date: Mar 02, 2018 Author: Link: http://www.audubon.org/yearofthebird...
MAS Jr Birdwatcher Program Makes News
MAS Jr Birdwatcher Program Makes News Source: Ross Valley Reporter Date: Jun 24, 2010 Link: http://marinscope.com/articles/2010/06/24/ross_valley_reporter/news/doc4c2255645da1f816124810.txt
First condor nest in Pinnacles in 100 years
First condor nest in Pinnacles in 100 years Source: S F Chronicle Date: Mar 10, 2010 Author: Peter Fimrite Link: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/03/10/BAV01CD6K6.DTL&tsp=1
Wind turbines: ‘Eco-friendly’ – but not to eagles
Wind turbines: 'Eco-friendly' - but not to eagles Source: Telegraph - UK Date: Feb 26, 2010 Author: Christopher Booker Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/christopherbooker/7437040/Eco-friendly-but-not-to-eagles.html
Wind Energy’s Ghosts
Wind Energy's Ghosts Source: American Thinker Date: Feb 15, 2010 Author: Andrew Walden Link: http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/02/wind_energys_ghosts_1.html
Feds want marsh recovery effort around Marin’s shores and rest of the bay
Feds want marsh recovery effort around Marin's shores and rest of the bay Source: Marin IJ Date: Feb 10, 2010 Author: Mark Prado Link: http://www.marinij.com/ci_14376918?source=email
2010 Winter Wings Festival
2010 Winter Wings Festival Mark Your Calendar! Source: Klamath Basin Audubon Society Date: Jan 07, 2010 Author: Link: http://www.winterwingsfest.org/
Raptor perches set to control squirrel invaders
Raptor perches set to control squirrel invaders Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: Jan 04, 2010 Link: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/01/04/BAMN1B2GPD.DTL
Brown pelican removed from endangered species list
Brown pelican removed from endangered species list. A century-long effort to protect the bird is no longer necessary, federal officials say. Source: Los Angeles Times Date: Nov 12, 2009 Author: Jim Tankersley...
After long fight, Bahia levee breached, wetlands returning
After long fight, Bahia levee breached, wetlands returning (includes audio slideshow) Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: Oct 07, 2008 Author: Mark Prado Link: http://www.marinij.com/novato/ci_10661771
A Force To Be Reckoned With: Interview with Barbara Salzman
A Force To Be Reckoned With: Interview with Barbara Salzman Source: Bay Nature Magazine Date: Jul 01, 2007 Link: http://baynature.org/articles/jul-sep-2007/a-force-to-be-reckoned-with
Dozens of birders gather to count species and socialize
Dozens of birders gather to count species and socialize Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: Dec 30, 2006 Author: Bob Rogers Link: http://www.marinij.com/ci_4927978
ALERT: Report Barred Owl Sightings
Barred Owls have extended their range to the west coast, from the east coast, and have been seen...