Journal archives for April 2019

April 04, 2019

Plants and Birds Need Privacy Online, Too.

Our enthusiasm for sharing birds, plants, and superblooms has unintended consequences. But we can use the same tools that made the problem to fix it.

https://slate.com/technology/2019/04/superbloom-california-nature-internet-collide-birds-poaching-science.html

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Federal Government Partners With Yurok Tribe to Bring California Condor Back to Pacific Northwest.

Building on a decade’s worth of preparation initiated by the Yurok Tribe, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to establish a collaboratively managed new California condor release facility in Redwood National Park, within the Tribe’s ancestral territory.

https://lostcoastoutpost.com/2019/apr/4/federal-government-partners-yurok-tribe-bring-cali/

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April 26, 2019

Peregrine Falcons Atop UC Berkeley’s Campanile Bell Tower Welcome New Chicks.

BERKELEY (CBS SF) – The University of California at Berkeley is hosting a “Birdday Party” Thursday after Annie and Grinnell, the peregrine falcons that have set up household atop the campus’ iconic Campanile bell tower, welcomed three new chicks to their nest this week.

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/04/25/peregrine-falcons-atop-uc-berkeleys-campanile-bell-tower-welcome-new-chicks/

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Salton Sea pelican population declining at startling rate.

SALTON SEA, Calif.- - A new report paints a grim future for birds that rely on the Salton Sea habitat. Audubon California-released report uses bird-monitoring data from several different sources to show just how the destruction of the Salton Sea ecological habitat has decimated the populations of both pelicans and cormorants endemic to the area.

https://www.kesq.com/news/salton-sea-pelicans-dying-off-at-startling-rate/1072486463

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April 10, 2019

American Skyscrapers Kill an Estimated 600 Million Migratory Birds Each Year.

An estimated 600 million birds are killed every year from collisions with some of the country's largest skyscrapers, according to research from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Particularly deadly are those tall buildings found in three cities in particular.

https://www.ecowatch.com/birds-killed-skyscrapers-light-pollution-2634222993.html

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Spot the California least tern near Fiesta Island’s Stony Point.

The isolation of the island surrounded by food sources became a good place for the terns to build their nest.

https://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2019/apr/10/roam-spot-california-least-tern-near-fiesta/

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April 01, 2019

With spring migration underway, there are new voices in the treetops.

I recently went out for a nice long ramble in the woods at one of my favorite local spots, Novato’s Indian Tree Open Space Preserve. Catkins hung mutely from the bending sheaves of hazel, newts marched across the path in silent determination and the air was full of birdsong. Varied thrushes keened their strange metallic quavers, the rain-moistened forest signaling springtime to these soon-to-depart nesters of the Pacific Northwest. Resident finches, titmice and wrens were in full voice, the established continuo to spring’s chorus.

https://www.marinij.com/2019/03/31/with-spring-migration-underway-there-are-new-voices-in-the-treetops/

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April 16, 2019

San Bernardino County, environmental groups sue Fontana over massive warehouse complex.

Additionally, The Center for Biological Diversity, The Sierra Club and The Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice, say the project would harm critical habitat for the coastal California gnatcatcher, an imperiled bird, and destroy a wildlife corridor that allows animals to move between the Jurupa Hills and Rattlesnake Mountain.

https://www.sbsun.com/2019/04/16/san-bernardino-county-environmental-groups-sue-fontana-over-massive-warehouse-complex/

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April 24, 2019

Nature News: White-crowned sparrow sightings in California.

White-crowned sparrows are found all over North America. I had thought they were a resident species in New England, turns out they only migrate through our area. White-crowned sparrows have a striking black and white striped head and a soft gray breast (with no stripes) making them a relatively easy sparrow to identify (compared to other small brown birds).

https://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20190423/nature-news-white-crowned-sparrow-sightings-in-california

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April 03, 2019

Biologists confirm California condor nest in Zion National Park.

Park biologists have confirmed the location of a California condor nest in Zion National Park, where a pair of condors are caring for the first egg they’ve produced together so far.

https://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2019/04/02/mks-biologists-confirm-california-condor-nest-in-zion-national-park/#.XKP9WZ9lDqA

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