Oil From Sunken Cargo Ship Threatening Wildlife In Monterey BayOil covering at least nine birds that have been rescued in the Monterey Bay area since late last year has been traced to a leaking cargo ship that sunk off the California coast more than 60 years ago.
Best Pet Shops For Bird Owners In The North BayWhile many popular chain pet stores cater primarily to cats and dogs, finding a quality bird supply store can sometimes prove challenging. Here are five of the best shops for bird owners in the North Bay...
Rising Sea Temperatures Leaves Fairfield Bird Rescue Center Flooded With PatientsHundreds of hungry and exhausted seabirds are continuing to flood a Fairfield bird rescue center because of rising sea temperatures, leaving the center strapped for resources and volunteers.
Fairfield Bird Rescue Treats Growing Number Of Sick Seabirds, Warmer Oceans May Be To BlameIt's dinnertime at International Bird Rescue in Fairfield. The feather-friendly facility is packed with murres, birds who live their whole lives in the ocean and are rarely seen by humans.
Study: Up To 90% Of Seabirds Have Plastic In Their GutsNine out of 10 seabirds have plastic in their guts, a new study estimates. In 1960, the estimate was only 5% of individual seabirds. Now, researchers predict by the year 2050, the number will be 99 percent.
Infected Crow In Novato, Marin County's First Sign Of West Nile Virus This YearThe Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District announced Friday it has discovered the first sign of West Nile Virus in Marin County this year.
Wind Farms Spacing Out Turbines To Better Accommodate Birds; Reduce Death RatesThe wind farm on Altamont Pass is one of the deadliest locations in the Bay Area for eagles, hawks and other birds to fly, but is slowly becoming a safer place because companies are restructuring.
California’s Native Pigeons Are Perishing; Street Pigeons Believed To BlameWhen most people think of pigeons, the common city street bird comes to mind, but there’s a different kind of pigeon in California and it’s at risk according to environmental scientists.
Banned Flame Retardant Still Making Bald Eagles SickA recent Michigan study shows bald eagles are being exposed to more toxins, including banned flame-retardant chemicals that were once commonly used in the manufacturing of furniture.
State Of California Stiffs Bird Rescuers With Bill Over Mystery GooInternational 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.
Common Birds May Be Spreading Lyme Disease In California More Than Known, Study ShowsIn 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.
Mystery Goo Killing Hundreds Of Bay Area Birds Identified As Non-Petroleum Oil Or FatA 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.