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Birds Fly Over Central Valley Rice Field

Conservationists Rent California Rice Fields As Habitat For Drought-Threatened Migrating Birds

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.

09/13/2014

Brown pelican (Teréz Pechová-Hurst/Creative Commons)

Report Warns Climate Change Could Impact Half Of All North American Bird Species

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.

09/10/2014

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

Caltrans Takes Bids To Lure Birds From Bay Bridge Span Set For Demolition

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.

09/01/2014

The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is seen in an aerial view on February 20, 2014 in the Mojave Desert in California near Primm, Nevada. The largest solar thermal power-tower system in the world, owned by NRG Energy, Google and BrightSource Energy, opened last week in the Ivanpah Dry Lake and uses 347,000 computer-controlled mirrors to focus sunlight onto boilers on top of three 459-foot towers, where water is heated to produce steam to power turbines providing power to more than 140,000 California homes. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Birds Bursting Into Flames Above Solar Farm Stirs Calls To Slow Expansion

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.

08/18/2014

Herons Recover

No Charges For Tree Trimmer Blamed For Injuring Protected Birds At Oakland Post Office

Federal wildlife officials have decided not to pursue criminal charges against a tree trimmer who injured protected birds while cutting back trees at an Oakland post office last month, according to a congressman who is investigating the matter.

06/06/2014

Herons Recover

Landscaper May Face Federal Charges For Injuring Birds Outside Oakland Post Office

A Bay Point tree trimmer could be facing federal charges for trimming trees outside a downtown Oakland post office earlier this month where protected birds were nesting, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service investigator said Wednesday.

05/21/2014

Herons Recover

Tree Trimmer Blamed For Harming Protected Birds Outside Oakland Post Office Paying For Their Care

After receiving death threats, a Bay Area tree trimmer who was blamed for harming birds during a trimming job in Oakland is trying to smooth ruffled feathers.

05/16/2014

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

No Protected Birds Killed In Wood Chipper Outside Oakland Post Office, Feds Say

Federal officials say no endangered birds died in a wood chipper this month as a company trimmed trees outside an Oakland post office

05/13/2014

Researchers tag baby peregrine falcons atop Downtown San Francisco's PG&E building (photo credit: Margie Shafer)

Peregrine Falcons On The Rebound: Nest Atop Downtown SF PG&E Building

Three baby Peregrine falcon chicks were banded Wednesday on the 33rd floor of the PG&E building in downtown San Francisco.

05/07/2014

First Feeding for Clara the falcon's first two eyasses or baby falcons on top of San Jose City Hall. (Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group)

Falcon Watching Goes High-Tech Atop San Jose City Hall

Bird watching is going high-tech this year in San Jose. Bird expert Glen Stewart wore a mini GoPro cam on his helmet as he rappelled down the side of city hall for the annual banding of four peregrine falcon chicks.

05/02/2014

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