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Stories related to: birds

Drew Kelly / The Nature Conservancy


Migratory Bird Habitat Shrinking In California

April 4, 2017 | Amy Quinton

This is the time of year when tens of thousands of migrating shorebirds flock to the Sacramento Valley. But places for the birds to make their pit stop along the Pacific Flyway is shrinking.

Joseph Hoyt / UC Santa Cruz


Drought Increases Severity Of West Nile Epidemics

February 7, 2017 | Amy Quinton

A UC Santa Cruz study finds transmission of West Nile virus is higher in drought years.

Courtesy of the Sacramento Zoo

Popular Parrot At The Sacramento Zoo Dies

December 20, 2016 | Steve Milne

Jasper, a plain-colored Amazon parrot at the Sacramento Zoo known for his ability to say "Hello!" and "Here Kitty, Kitty," has died after battling a severe heart condition. The zoo says Jasper was euthanized Monday afternoon.


People Flock To See Sandhill Cranes In Lodi

November 6, 2015 | Ed Joyce

The 19th annual Lodi Sandhill Crane Festival this weekend is expected to bring thousands of visitors to see the stately birds.

Photo / Teddy Lovett

$1.1 Million Grant To Help Save Threatened California Bird

January 21, 2015 | Amy Quinton

A federal grant could give California dairy farmers incentive to help save the Tricolored Blackbird.

Cheryl Reynolds, International Bird Rescue

Bird Clean Up Continues At Fairfield Rescue Center

January 21, 2015 | Steve Milne

The cleanup of some sort of mysterious goo on Bay Area seabirds continues at a rescue center in Solano County.

Drew Kelly / The Nature Conservancy

Farmers Needed To Flood Fields For Birds In Drought

November 3, 2014 | Amy Quinton

The USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service is looking for farmers in the Sacramento Valley willing to flood their fields to help migrating birds. Experts are worried that without enough habitat, birds will die in the drought.

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