Record December Rains Draw Spawning Salmon to Marin County CreeksIn July, Marin County creeks were almost bone dry. Now there's so much water running through them that salmon are spawning like no one has seen for decades.
Food Lures Black Bear Out Of Petaluma Backyard Redwood TreeA wayward 500-pound black bear safely descended from a Petaluma backyard tree Sunday night, lured out of his sky high hiding spot with the help of fish and other food, ending a day-long standoff with wildlife officials.
Mountain Lion Spotted in Pinole; Latest In Series of Bay Area SightingsThe past two weeks have seen three mountain lion sightings in the Bay Area, two in the North Bay and the latest Thursday in the East Bay when a woman encountered a big cat on a trail at Pinole Shores Park.
What to Do When You Meet a Bear on Your Autumn Sierra HikeCalifornia's regional executive director for the National Wildlife Federation has important advice for anyone intending to visit bear country this fall.
'Outer Coast' Killer Whales Found in Monterey Bay Feast on Big Marine MammalsSwimming deep in Monterey Bay, a group of little-known "outer coast" transient killer whales that eat large sea mammals including gray whale calves has been found.
Foster City Mulls Action to Protect Waterfront Fouled by Wild GeeseA messy problem along the Foster City waterfront is becoming a health issue that is forcing city leaders to take a major step towards controlling the local goose population.
Drought Emergency: Dry Conditions Sending Wildlife Into East Bay NeighborhoodsFrom turkeys strolling along streets, to wild pigs appearing on surveillance video digging up yards, bone dry conditions in the hills has sent thirsty wildlife into neighborhoods, particularly in the East Bay.
Volunteers Carry Water Miles to Help Struggling Point Reyes Tule Elk Survive DroughtOn Saturday at Point Reyes, dozens of volunteers trekked 6 miles round-trip, carrying gallons of water, to replenish a watering hole used by tule elk trying to survive the drought.
California Drought: More Wild Animals Feeding In Backyards As Plants Dry Up In East Bay ParksMore hungry, wild animals are venturing into Bay Area backyards due to the drought. Within the East Bay Regional Parks it means wetlands and ponds are drying up and a lot of the native plants and trees are dying which takes a big toll on wildlife.
San Francisco Officials Plead With Residents To Stop Feeding Coyotes City officials issued another plea to San Francisco residents to stop from feeding wild coyotes who have been wandering the streets and parks, searching for food.
Escaped Bear Cub 'Tamarack' Burned in Wildfire Found Near Lake TahoeAn injured bear cub that escaped from a Lake Tahoe wildlife care center where he was being treated for burns suffered in a wildfire has been sighted clinging to a tree and officials at the center said Thursday they’re optimistic he can be rescued a second time.
Hunters' Ammo Choices Key to California Condor ComebackIn 2019, California instituted a statewide ban on lead ammunition for hunting to help the California condor recover. But condors have spread into Utah and Arizona, states where there aren't lead-ammo bans.
Mountain Lion Seen Wandering San Francisco Bernal Heights, Portola NeighborhoodsAuthorities warned residents in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights and Portola neighborhoods that a mountain lion was seen prowling the streets early Tuesday morning.
UPDATE: Bear Climbs Down From Tree Near Downtown San Anselmo Following Shelter-in-PlaceA bear that climbed up into an oak tree near downtown San Anselmo, drawing a response from police and wildlife officials for several hours Thursday evening, has climbed down on its own and was coaxed back into the woods below Mount Tamalpais.
Bizarre Bear Behavior in Northern California Linked to Brain Disease, Source UnknownThe California Department of Fish and Wildlife started studying overly-friendly bears in 2014. Necropsies showed the animals had encephalitis but there’s no telling yet how they’re getting it.