Baykeeper Updates Related to Wildlife & Habitat

BK In The News: January 22, 2015
California officials are baffled by a sticky mystery — more than 200 birds have been found dead and more rescued after they became covered in an unknown gray goo-like substance. . . . For now, wildlife volunteers are working to find and save as many birds as they can, said Deb Self, the executive...
BK In The News: January 22, 2015
The mysterious case of the bird-killing goo got a little more perplexing Wednesday when laboratory tests ruled out the prime suspect, a viscous compound blamed for sending thousands of birds in Europe to their graves. . . . Deb Self, executive director of Baykeeper, was on the shoreline Wednesday,...
BK In The News: January 21, 2015
The environmental toll from the mystery goo in San Francisco Bay climbed Tuesday to 100 dead seabirds and 300 that were saved as wildlife officials tried to zero in on identifying the toxic stuff and who may have spilled it. . . . Volunteers willing to look out for and report ailing birds on the...
BK In The News: January 21, 2015
The mystery surrounding the hundreds of seabirds found coated in an unknown, gooey substance along the eastern San Francisco Bay shoreline took a twist this week with the discovery of several more birds along the San Mateo County coast to the west. . . Deb Self, executive director of San Francisco...
Monthly Column: November 3, 2014
Soaring and gliding gracefully over the water, pelicans are a familiar sight around San Francisco Bay. Two types of pelicans, the California brown pelican and the American white pelican, live here. They arrive and depart at different times of year, but both are here now. California brown pelicans (...
Featured Stories: August 8, 2014
Slender, blue-gray birds up to five feet tall, great blue herons (Ardea herodias) live all around San Francisco Bay. With half its height in its long legs, this majestic bird wades in the Bay’s shallow tidal waters, often standing silent and unmoving. Then, with a sudden thrust of its sharp beak,...
Monthly Column: August 5, 2014
Slender, blue-gray birds up to five feet tall, great blue herons (Ardea herodias) live all around San Francisco Bay. With half its height in its long legs, this majestic bird wades in the Bay’s shallow tidal waters, often standing silent and unmoving. Then, with a sudden thrust of its sharp beak,...
Blog Post: June 17, 2014
Jay Holcomb, the long-time leader of International Bird Rescue, died last week at 63 as a result of kidney cancer. He had volunteered for the organization since its founding in 1971 during the horrific collision of two oil tankers in San Francisco Bay, and became executive director of in 1986....
BK In The News: April 3, 2014
Ironically, precisely at the moment that San Francisco ceased to be a working port and a food source for large numbers of residents, the people of the Bay Area learned to see the bay as something more than a highway for shipping, a waste of prime real estate, or a dumping ground.
Featured Stories: February 7, 2014
If you’re on the San Francisco Bay shoreline and spot a small, round owl on the ground, it’s probably a burrowing owl. These long-legged birds weigh just 4 to 9 ounces, and are the only owl active on the ground during the day. They have brown spotted feathers and bright yellow eyes. The most likely...

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