An unidentified sticky substance found on seabirds in the East Bay and Peninsula since Friday has killed about 200 birds, while more than 250 others are receiving care, California Department of Fish and Wildlife officials said Wednesday.
A mystery gunk coating Bay Area birds and killing them started in the East Bay, but the problem may now be spreading to new places around the Bay Area.
Wildlife officials have a mystery on their hands after dozens of shorebirds in the East Bay were found covered with a strange gooey substance this week.
The demolition of the Bay Bridge’s old eastern span will be delayed for at least six months because of nesting birds that refuse to vacate the structure, a transportation official told KCBS.
Consultants who monitor the birds say the population is actually on the increase in recent years, with 533 nests observed during the last count, abut twice as many as were spotted while the new span was under construction.
Four new baby flamingos have been getting used to their new home at the San Francisco Zoo, the first flamingo chicks to hatch there in four years.
With severe drought covering 95 percent of California, ‘pop-up wetlands’ are one of the few tools that conservationists have to help stave off possible bird die-offs this fall.
The National Audubon Society has released a scathing report warning that climate change could force half of the nation’s bird species to move or adapt to smaller homes.
The Bay Bridge has been home to a number of bird species but there is one in particular that is having an impact on the demolition of the old eastern span of the bridge.
Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant’s concentrated sun rays — “streamers,” for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.