Journal archives for October 2017

October 20, 2017

It’s Wild Turkey Mating Season: What To Do If You’re Attacked.

Wildlife officials are offering some tips to the public about how to protect your self from the birds that are plentiful throughout our region. According to the California Department of Fish & Wildlife, they valued game bird can be found in 18 percent of the state.

http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2017/10/19/wild-turkey-attack-animals-danger/

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October 06, 2017

One of the largest seasonal gatherings of tundra swans is coming to a rice field near you.

Local farmers once again have teamed up with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to offer free swan tours to the public. Exploring privately owned rice fields and restored habitat just north of town, the tours are held on Saturdays and run November through mid-January.

http://www.sacbee.com/entertainment/living/travel/article177260511.html

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October 02, 2017

Pen in Hand: California Quail: this has been a year of abundance for quail chicks in the Tehachapi Mountains.

The wet winter of 2016-17 was followed by a fairly dry spring in the Tehachapi Mountains, so I was unsure what effect it would have on food plants and the wildlife that depend on them. Despite the shortage of late rain, the earlier rainfall must have done a lot of good, because this ended up being a bumper year for many creatures, especially the California Quail.

http://www.tehachapinews.com/lifestyle/pen-in-hand-california-quail-this-has-been-a-year/article_3ef8a538-a723-11e7-966a-cbcb06b6179f.html

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October 30, 2017

The Living Landscape: Enigmatic raven and crow.

“It was the time of year when migrating crows wheeled across the sky, thunderous flocks that moved like a single veil, and I heard them, out there in the wild chirruping air. Turning to the window, I watched the birds fill the sky before disappearing, and when the air was still again, I watched the empty place where they had been.” – Sue Monk Kidd

http://www.lakeconews.com/index.php/news/52881-the-living-landscape-enigmatic-raven-and-crow

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October 25, 2017

National Park Service Proposes Targeted Fee Increases at Parks to Address Maintenance Backlog.

A public comment period on the peak-season entrance fee proposal will be open from October 24, 2017 to November 23, 2017, on the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website:

https://parkplanning.nps.gov/proposedpeakseasonfeerates

Written comments can be sent to
1849 C Street, NW,
Mail Stop: 2346
Washington, DC 20240.

https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1207/10-24-2017-fee-changes-proposal.htm

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October 15, 2017

Avian wildfire evacuees land in Walnut Creek.

Due to the wildfires raging in the North Bay, a barn owl and raven that were recuperating at the Bird Rescue Center of Santa Rosa have been evacuated to the Lindsay Wildlife Experience.

http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/10/13/avian-wildfire-evacuees-land-in-walnut-creek/

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October 05, 2017

October 19, 2017

Fire-stricken birds are fleeing the smoky North Bay. Here's where they're roosting.

Birds, their feathers dusted with ash and their lungs choked by smoke, are turning up in Bay Area parks and backyards in droves as wildfires continue to sizzle across Northern California, experts say.

http://m.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/California-wildfires-birds-fleeing-12285070.php

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October 14, 2017

Worries about birds may boot 4 community events from Costa Mesa's Fairview Park.

Christine Medak, a biologist with Fish and Wildlife, outlined the agency’s concerns in an email to the city Oct. 2. Her comments are related to “all events during the nesting season of approximately February through September of each year,” Hatch wrote in his memo.

http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/tn-dpt-me-fairview-park-events-20171013-story.html

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Wildlife Victims of North Bay Fires Being Treated on the Peninsula.

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