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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

A Peregrine Falcon sits atop San Jose City Hall.

3 Peregrine Falcon Chicks Hatch Atop San Jose City Hall

Three falcon chicks hatched Tuesday morning in a nest box atop San Jose City Hall, bringing the total number of wild peregrine falcons chicks to emerge from the 18-story tower since 2007 to 28, a city spokeswoman said.

04/08/2014

This photo taken on January 23, 2011 shows wild ducks flying around a bird sanctuary in the town of Candaba, Pampanga province, north of Manila. The number of birds flying south to important wintering grounds in the Philippines has fallen sharply this year, with experts saying the dramatic demise of wetlands and hunting are to blame. AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)

Bird-Safe Building Becoming A Priority For Bay Area Businesses

A look at planned building projects in San Francisco indicates glass filled structures are a big part of the city’s future. So what is being done to protect the birds from the city to the South Bay?

03/25/2014

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

Caltrans Trying To Lure Nesting Birds To New Bay Bridge

Caltrans saw the problem coming, and has spent about a half a million dollars building small platforms into the new span. They are being called cormorant condos, designed as a place where the birds can make a new home.

02/27/2013

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

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