Two women and two men stood at the edge of Warm Water Cove in the Bayview district, staring toward the Bay through binoculars and shouting bird names — grebe, gull, wigeon — and numbers. Another woman scribbled down the numbers next to printed names on paper. Read More
They have long traded rifles for cameras and pencils, but the folks who will scour The City for birds this week are no less enthusiastic about their pursuits.
Thursday marks the Christmas Bird Count, an annual event that started locally in 1983. More than 100 volunteers will break off into teams to count and identify as many species as possible in a 15-mile diameter from the Golden Gate Bridge to San Bruno. Read More
An appeal of the America’s Cup environmental impact report was officially filed Monday, according to the Board of Supervisors Clerk’s Office.Four groups actually brought the appeal Friday, the day after the Planning Commission certified the report, but the Clerk’s Office was unable to enter the appeal to the record because the Planning Department had not submitted official documentation of the commission’s decision. Read More
Amid the dark skies on a rainy day when observers set out to count birds in San Francisco, there was an ominous sign — a flock of about 27 crows.The Golden Gate Audubon Society for the last 28 years has documented the numbers and types of birds in The City and on the Peninsula. Read More
A sharp increase in dead seagulls found on three acres of Port of San Francisco land has city and state officials launching an investigation into why the birds are dying.Occasional dead birds have shown up in years past at the land near Pier 94 just south of Cesar Chavez Street. In the past year, however, the number has taken an abrupt and mysterious flight upward. Read More