Journal archives for November 2019

November 06, 2019

Free entry to national parks and forests on Veterans Day 2019.

On Veterans Day, national parks, national forests and other federal lands that charge entry fees will be free. Monday’s free admission also applies to sites overseen by the Bureau of Land Management, Army Corps of Engineers and wildlife refuges run by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/lifestyle/travel/story/2019-11-06/free-entry-to-national-parks-and-forests-on-veterans-day-2019?_amp=true

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November 05, 2019

Protections for 4-inch California gnatcatcher hinder plans for Palos Verdes housing development.

The coastal bird has been on the threatened-species list for more than 25 years, providing its natural habitat certain protections by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Those protections, in turn, have run afoul of housing developers for years; a judge, for example, dismissed a case earlier this year that attempted to have the bird removed from the designation.

https://www.dailybreeze.com/2019/11/05/protections-for-small-bird-hinder-plans-for-palos-verdes-housing-development/amp/

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November 28, 2019

The evolution and impact of Santa Cruz Island's Scrub Jay.

While its overall population numbers are just around 2,000, the island scrub jay’s impact on the world around it is enormous. By caching thousands of acorns every year, it has helped to restore Santa Cruz Island’s precious oak woodlands.

https://vcreporter.com/2019/11/feathered-friends-the-evolution-and-impact-of-santa-cruz-islands-endemic-scrub-jay/

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November 25, 2019

Movin' in: How California's wild turkey population is thriving after wildfires.

They're wild turkeys, and their populations are booming in Northern California.

Now they've moved into urban areas, partly because of wildfire — and they're staying.

Fires, including last year's Carr and Camp fires, pushed wild turkeys and other wildlife out of burn areas and into city limits, California Department of Fish and Wildlife spokesman Peter Tira said.

https://amp.redding.com/amp/4127055002

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California’s defining, quirky, bird and its maniacal call.

“Wake-up! Wake-up!” The acorn woodpecker repeats this two-syllabled phrase in constant dialogue with its brothers and sisters, which typically respond in kind, vehemently rejecting any implication of sleepiness on their part.

https://www.marinij.com/2019/11/24/californias-defining-quirky-bird-and-its-maniacal-call/amp/

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November 11, 2019

Hundreds flock to Yuba and Sutter counties during swan festival.

For the next four months, birds of all shapes and sizes will migrate to California for winter.

In Northern California, Yuba and Sutter counties are within the Pacific Flyway route for birds, making the area a premier waterfowl-viewing location.

https://www.kcra.com/amp/article/hundreds-flock-yuba-sutter-counties-swan-festival/29751437

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12 Gulls Found Dead or Dying on Huntington Beach.

Two surviving gulls who were part of a flock of sick and dead birds found last month on Huntington Beach have been re-released after weeks of rehabilitation.

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/12-Sea-Gulls-Found-Dead-or-Dying-on-Huntington-Beach-564588091.html?amp=y

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November 04, 2019

Great Horned Owl Found Suffering From Smoke Inhalation In Maria Fire Burn Area.

SOMIS (CBSLA) — Who is seeing signs of life even as the Maria Fire burns in Ventura County? These firefighters, who found a great horned owl stuck in tree branches and suffering from smoke inhalation.

https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2019/11/04/great-horned-owl-smoke-inhalation-rescued-maria-fire/amp/

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November 08, 2019

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Determines ESA Protection Not Required for California Spotted Owl.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced it has thoroughly reviewed the status of the California spotted owl and concluded it does not require protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

https://goldrushcam.com/sierrasuntimes/index.php/news/local-news/20866-u-s-fish-and-wildlife-service-determines-esa-protection-not-required-for-california-spotted-owl

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November 13, 2019

California spotted owl no longer considered endangered by experts.

On November 7 the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced it will take the protection of the California Spotted Owl off of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) after a thorough review of its current status in the wild. Consultation amongst experts on the status of the formerly endangered species was done so through site surveys and scientific literature compiled by the service. The USFWS determined the species is not currently at risk of being endangered in their historic natural habitats, nor do they believe they shall be in the foreseeable future.

https://kernvalleysun.com/california-spotted-owl-no-longer-considered-endangered-by-experts/

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