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Budding Serial Killer? Decapitated Animals Found By Railroad Tracks In Sacramento

Officials in Sacramento have found more decapitated animals, bringing the total number to more than a dozen since January.

06/28/2015

A witness says a turkey vulture sparked a wildfire in Martinez after shorting out two between power lines. (Photo: Don Ford)

Turkey Vulture Sparks Martinez Wildfire After Shorting Out Between Power Lines

A wildfire sparked by a turkey vulture that caught fire after shorting out two power lines according to a witness burned parts of an RV and two properties in Martinez Tuesday morning, causing an estimated $80,000 in damage, a fire official said.

06/16/2015

A rare California Condor recovering at the Oakland Zoo from lead poisoning. (CBS)

Rare California Condor Poisoned By Lead Recovering At Oakland Zoo

A rare California condor is recovering nicely at the Oakland zoo after being brought in with alarmingly high levels of lead.

06/03/2015

Rescuers clean a mystery substance off of birds found in the East Bay. (CBS SF)

Mystery Goo Now Blamed For Killing At Least 80 East Bay Shorebirds

Wildlife experts are still tying to identify a mystery substance that has covered and killed at least 80 birds on the East Bay shoreline.

01/20/2015

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Reward Offered For Information Leading To Shooter Of Great Blue Heron In Hollister

A $5,050 reward has been offered by a wildlife group for information leading to the arrest of the person who shot a Great Blue Heron in Hollister last week.

11/07/2014

A rarely seen Salvin's Albatross was seen about 25-miles off the Half Moon Bay coast. (Courtesy: Tom Mattusch)

Rare Albatross Spotted Off Pillar Point In 2nd Sighting In North America

A rare seabird has been spotted for just the second time in North America, this time off the California coast.

07/29/2014

A black-crowned night heron perched on a branch. (JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Neighbors Fear Baby Birds Massacred In Woodchipper During Oakland Post Office Project

Oakland residents say rare birds were slaughtered during an Oakland tree-trimming project on behalf of the downtown U.S. Post office.

05/07/2014

Mineta San Jose International Airport

San Jose Airport Workers May Get Permission To Shoot Birds Near Runway

Rules allowing the shooting of birds at San Jose’s airport are getting revised.

11/26/2012

Great-Tailed Grackle.  (Photograph taken by Patrick Coin; Source: Wikimedia Commons)

‘Devil Birds’ Spotted Moving In On San Francisco’s Lake Merced Area

An aggressive bird species that preys on the eggs of other birds and is known to make quite a racket has been sighted in San Francisco.

11/26/2012

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Injured Gull Spotted In SF’s Golden Gate Park Again

An injured mew gull with a fishing lure caught in its beak was spotted at Golden Gate Park again Sunday, dashing hopes that it might have shaken the lure loose and recovered, wildlife rescuers said Sunday.

01/08/2012

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