birding http://kalw.org en Saving the Bay starting with the Clapper Rail http://kalw.org/post/saving-bay-starting-clapper-rail <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:11pt;">&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 23:10:13 +0000 Angela Johnston 40325 at http://kalw.org Saving the Bay starting with the Clapper Rail Birding on Alcatraz http://kalw.org/post/birding-alcatraz <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Alcatraz Island is famous mainly for one thing: its prison. But it’s also a good place to lay eggs.</span></p><p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 01:00:53 +0000 Molly Samuel 25263 at http://kalw.org Birding on Alcatraz Bald eagles nest in San Mateo County, but no chicks this year http://kalw.org/post/bald-eagles-nest-san-mateo-county-no-chicks-year <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Used to be, you had to take one of those Alaskan cruises to be sure of sighting an American bald eagle in the wild, but thanks to vigorous conservation efforts, which have removed the eagle from the Endangered Species List, such sightings are more common now in the Lower 48.&nbsp; Birders, and many other fans of our national symbol, flocked to San Mateo County to watch these impressive birds do something they hadn&rsquo;t done there in almost 100 years: build a nest.</p> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 23:26:22 +0000 Mike Meenan 9704 at http://kalw.org Bald eagles nest in San Mateo County, but no chicks this year