Art and Ospreys September 18, 2018

Posted by GGAS in How To..., Nature Education, Osprey Cam, San Francisco Wildlife

by Alisa Golden

When San Francisco Center for the Book asked me to submit a design for Roadworks, their annual steamroller printing festival, it didn’t take long to choose a subject. What could be better than an Osprey three-feet high? I was smitten with Rosie and Richmond, the Osprey pair visible on the GGAS web camera, so Osprey seemed a natural choice. I looked through screenshots I had taken from the camera…

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What happened after one crow’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day September 14, 2018

Posted by GGAS in San Francisco Wildlife, Wild Bird Rehabilitation

by Leslie Weir

Have you ever wondered what happens when a wild bird needs help? Are you curious about what it takes to save the life of a single bird in crisis? I can tell you from recent experience that it takes the commitment of a lot of people with a lot of compassion. It takes a lot of time, a lot of patience, a lot of resources, and often, a little bit of sleuthing. This is the story of an American Crow that one morning…

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Getting to Know the Anna’s Hummingbird September 4, 2018

Posted by GGAS in bird feeders, Birding, Nature Education, San Francisco Wildlife

By Taylor Crisologo

I’ve always been captivated by the bright allure of hummingbirds. Their beautiful, iridescent
feathers and busy demeanors have made them some of my favorite birds to watch. I was even
more impressed by hummingbirds when I learned that all hummingbird species are only found in
North and South America. This discovery made me feel that much luckier to know this bird, as
they are a treasure…

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The American Kestrel’s Mysterious Decline August 21, 2018

Posted by GGAS in Birding, Conservation, Nature Education, San Francisco Wildlife

By Taylor Crisologo

Crickets chirped, hidden somewhere in the brown ocean of grass beside the trail. The sun cast a golden glow on the hills, dotted with oak trees. In the distance, a lone American Crow called. It was an hour before sunset, and we were making our way along the trail in search of American Kestrels.

“There’s one!” Dan exclaimed, pointing to a small, dove-sized bird hovering above the trail…

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Birders thrilled watching wayward bird at Lands End August 14, 2018

Posted by GGAS in Birding, San Francisco Wildlife, Sightings

by Janice Bressler

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the Richmond ReView/Sunset Beacon August 7, 2018

Bird watchers from all over California have been flocking to the Outer Richmond District this summer, hoping to spot a Parakeet Auklet – a little seabird that spends this time of year breeding on the rocky shorelines and islands around Alaska. Why are birders…

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