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.
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.
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.
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.