06 de diciembre de 2019

Changing wildfires in the California's Sierra Nevada may threaten northern goshawks.

Wildfire is a natural process in the forests of the western US, and many species have evolved to tolerate, if not benefit from it. But wildfire is changing. Research in the journal Biological Conservation, published by Elsevier, suggests fire, as it becomes more frequent and severe, poses a substantial risk to goshawks in the Sierra Nevada region.


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01 de diciembre de 2019

Horned Owls hoot in Anza Valley.

According to the Audubon Society, “The Great Horned Owl is in many ways the quintessential owl. Picture an owl in your head, and you’ve probably imagined the Great Horned. It is a large, thick-bodied bird with large eyes and two distinct tufts on its head. It is relatively common throughout California and North America.


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30 de noviembre de 2019

2019 Morongo Valley Christmas Bird Count, December 14, 7:30 a.m- 4:30 p.m.

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As a past participant in the Morongo Valley Christmas Bird Count, I want to let you know that the 2019 Morongo Valley Christmas Count will be held on Saturday, December 14 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. As in the past, there will be a post-count tabulation dinner at the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve Nature Center. A complimentary pizza dinner will be provided to count participants by the Friends of Big Morongo Canyon Preserve. While there is no charge for taking part in the count, donations to the Friends of Big Morongo Canyon and to the National Audubon Society are always welcome.

If you are planning to attend this year's Morongo Valley Christmas Bird Count, please RSVP to me and tell me the names of other folks who will be coming to the count with you. If you know other people who might be interested in attending this year's Morongo Valley count, please send me their names and email addresses so I can send them a copy of the attached count flyer.

Thanks for your past support of the Morongo Valley Christmas Count, and I hope we'll see you again on this year's count. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Joe Z.

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28 de noviembre de 2019

Wildlife outings abound in December.

December might not strike you as a busy month in the outdoors, but there is actually burst of activity, especially bird-related, around the holidays.

It all wraps up with the Christmas Bird count on the coast. The Fort Bragg “circle” counts on Sunday, Dec. 29. Says the Audubon Society: “bird watchers and nature enthusiasts, armed with binoculars, bird guides, and checklists, will count all the birds they can identify from Little Valley Road south to Big River.”


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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.


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25 de noviembre de 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.


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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.


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24 de noviembre de 2019

Los Angeles Zoo uses new tactic to boost California condor population.

The zoo spends more than half a million dollars a year trying to save the species, but the only condor zoo visitors may see is Dolly, who arrived with a damaged wing they couldn't repair.


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21 de noviembre de 2019

UC ANR On How to Attract Bug-Eating Birds to Farms.

Hedgerows bordering farmland – plantings with native trees, shrubs, bunch grasses and wildflowers – support bug-eating birds, which helps with on-farm pest control, according to research by recent UC Davis graduate Sacha Heath and UC Cooperative Extension advisor Rachael Long. The study was published in the October 2019 issue of the online journal Ecosphere.


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19 de noviembre de 2019

A New Silence.

“You think Global Warming is bad? Wait till the same causes eliminate wildlife,‘ she said. “Billions of birds that used to fly and chirp in North American skies are no more.1.Robins, Finches, Mockingbirds, used to be deafening, now you hear chirping and you don’t hear crickets, frogs, grasshoppers anymore along Bear Creek in Merced. Now there are no more Kingfishers, Grebes, Egrets, or Herons on the creek. They aren’t there anymore. We live in the New Silence.”


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