Birds

A Dunlin, a very small shorebird, is washed of a mystery contaminant at the San Francisco Bay Center. (Cheryl Reynolds/International Bird Rescue)

State Of California Stiffs Bird Rescuers With Bill Over Mystery Goo

International Bird Rescue in Fairfield says the State of California will not reimburse them for the money they spent cleaning up hundreds of birds injured during the recent “mystery goo” spill in the Bay.

03/23/2015

Adult female (left) and male (right) deer ticks, which can carry Lyme Disease. (AP)

Common Birds May Be Spreading Lyme Disease In California More Than Known, Study Shows

In study released Wednesday, UC Berkeley researchers say that the role of birds in the spread of Lyme disease within California is more important than previously known.

02/26/2015

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

Mystery Goo Killing Hundreds Of Bay Area Birds Identified As Non-Petroleum Oil Or Fat

A mysterious goo that killed hundreds of birds along the East Bay shoreline has been determined to be a mixture of non-petroleum-based fats or oils, according to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.

02/12/2015

Birds that had been covered in a mysterious goo are released back to the wild in Sausalito on January 28, 2015. (Jeffrey Schaub/CBS)

86 Birds Rescued From Mysterious Goo On Bay Area Waterways Released Back Into The Wild, No Cause Found Yet

After finding nearly 500 seabirds coated in an unknown substance in January, the International Bird Rescue has released 86 cleaned and healthy birds back into the wild so far.

02/02/2015

Birds that had been covered in a mysterious goo are released back to the wild in Sausalito on January 28, 2015. (Jeffrey Schaub/CBS)

24 Gooey Birds Released In Sausalito, Substance Still Remains A Mystery

Officials have still not figured out exactly what the mystery goo is or where it may have come from.

01/28/2015

A Dunlin, a very small shorebird, is washed of a mystery contaminant at the San Francisco Bay Center. (Cheryl Reynolds/International Bird Rescue)

Death Toll From Mystery Goo Reaches 200 Birds; Substance Still Unknown

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.

01/21/2015

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

Mysterious Goo Killing Birds Turns Up In Foster City

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.

01/20/2015

Bufflehead Contaminated

Dozens Of Shorebirds In East Bay Found Coated With Mysterious Goo; 20 Dead, 89 Affected

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.

01/18/2015

Cormorants nesting on the old Eastern Span of the Bay Bridge. (Caltrans/CBS)

Bay Bridge Demolition Project Delayed 6 Months Due To Nesting Birds

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.

11/17/2014

Cormorants nesting on the old Eastern Span of the Bay Bridge. (Caltrans/CBS)

Relocation Of Birds From Old Bay Bridge Could Soar To More Than $30 Million

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.

09/29/2014

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