marshland

3:10pm

Fri February 28, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Saving the Bay starting with the Clapper Rail

A California Clapper Rail at Arrowhead Marsh, MLK Regional Shoreline, Oakland, CA.
Len Blumin

 

The California Clapper Rail is a bird that likes to be heard, but not seen. But today, on this windy morning at Arrowhead Marsh in Oakland, they aren’t too vocal. In order to find them, Vivian Bui scans the air with a big metal antenna, attached to a receiver, while she listens through big headphones.

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