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Wild birds help us connect with nature

Jenny of Native Bird Connections with a snowy owl (Wild Birds Unlimited)
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Native Bird Connections is a nonprofit organization that uses a collection of live, tame, nonreleasable eagles, hawks and owls to educate people of all ages about the wonders of nature. Last year they presented 584 programs that touched the lives of 17,792 people — including school children, scouts, senior living programs, after school enrichment programs, state and national park programs.

As Native Bird Connections supports our young people in their search for knowledge of the natural world around us, this organization also needs our financial support to help them survive these tough times.
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Posted on Friday, May 6th, 2011
Under: Bald Eagles, Birds, Golden eagles, Hawks, Owls, wild birds | No Comments »

A bald eagle says ‘Happy New Year!’

Bald eagle in winter. Photo by Pam Kappelhof, Martinez, CA
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Gary:
I would like to share the enclosed picture of a Bald Eagle.  Taken on December 31 at Sugar Pine Point State Park on the west shore of Lake Tahoe.
Pam Kappelhof, Martinez, California

Pam:
What a great New Year’s Eve shot! A bald eagle in winter. A great way to welcome in the New Year!
And a very Happy New Year to you, too! /Gary

Posted on Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
Under: Bald Eagles, Raptors | 1 Comment »

Save bald eagles: get the lead out!

Bald eagle (Brian Murphy/Walnut Creek, CA)
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The information below is from “Endangered earth Online,” the weekly e-newsletter of the center for Biological Diversity. Please read it. It’s very important … especially to bald and golden eagles, California condors and other birds of prey and wild bird and mammal scavengers … and yes, humans, too. Lead poisoning is nasty business. especially lead poisoning that we humans have the power to end immediately … if we want to. Thanks for caring. /Gary
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Posted on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010
Under: Bald Eagles, California condors, Lead bullets | No Comments »

Bald eagles: Special photo centerpiece in Sunday papers

Three bald eagles (Aric Crabb/staff)
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Coming Sunday in Bay Area News Group newspapers — A special photo essay centerpiece on bald eagles by BANG staff photographer Aric Crabb

The bald eagle is an American success story. After four decades of being on the endangered species list, the population recovered to the point where it was delisted in 2007. It’s now estimated that 200 pairs of nesting bald eagles live throughout California, with 9,789 pairs in the lower 48 states.
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Posted on Friday, March 5th, 2010
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Bald eagle photos … would you believe … from Danville!

Bald eagle over Danville, Calif. Photo by Henry Houghton, Danville
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Gary:
Today I saw a pair of bald eagles and managed to snap some photographs of them with a 300 mm lens. I have lived in the Bay Area for 24 years and have never seen one and all of my friends were quite surprised to find out our national bird can be seen in California.

I thought the experience was incredible and would like to share it with other people.
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Posted on Wednesday, March 18th, 2009
Under: Bald Eagles, Birds, Raptors | 2 Comments »

Golden eagles vs. bald eagles — how to tell the difference

GOLDEN EAGLE NEST

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In case you run across a golden eagle or a bald eagle in the wild, here’s what they look like:
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Posted on Tuesday, August 26th, 2008
Under: Bald Eagles, Golden eagles | 11 Comments »