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
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush -- at least when it comes to counting the wide range of bird species that spend their winters in San Francisco.
More than 100 seasoned bird-watchers are set to scour the San Francisco Bay and its environs Tuesday for the Golden Gate Audubon Society's 29th annual Christmas Bird Count -- a census-like count assessing the state of the Bay's bird life, said Dan Murphy, who co-founded the local event. Read More
If they could understand urban policy, San Francisco’s birds would be happy to know The City’s Planning Commission is considering code changes that would make any new buildings less hazardous for them. Read More
A proposal to eradicate tens of thousands of mice from the Farallon Islands could involve dropping a payload of poison pellets, all in the name of preserving a fragile seabird population.
Initial talks of killing the non-native rodents on one of the desolate isles 27 miles off the coast of San Francisco have some environmental groups fuming, while others don’t see a better option. Read More