Feature Articles

Rick Lewis -- What is that duck? A common question as birders try to identify a duck riding the waves off of Alameda's coastline during the Oakland Christmas Bird Count.

Help Count Our Birds in Alameda or Elsewhere

Nov 09,2022

Last year, on the third Sunday in December, I walked with four other birders along the path from Otis Street at the Bay Farm Island bridge to Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary, along the beach to Washington Park and finally to the Willow and Grand Street bridges over the lagoon, counting all the birds

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Rick Lewis -- This Western Gull with a fishhook caught in its bill will have trouble catching and eating food and may starve to death.

Watch the Line!

Oct 20,2022

Alameda’s long, accessible Bay shoreline offers ample opportunity for recreational fishing. At some times of the year and in some places, the fishing can be excellent. Many fisherfolk use monofilament lines on their fishing poles because it’s a versatile and amazingly strong line.

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Sea Level Rise in Alameda

Sep 09,2022

Sea level rise will have significant effects on Alameda. Flooding as a result of sea level rise can affect the day-to-day lives of residents but if we know what to expect, it will be easier to adjust to the changes that would come as a result.

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A Different-looking Gull Visits Alameda’s Shoreline

Sep 06,2022

About this time each year, as I scan any gathering of gulls resting near the shore in Alameda, I suddenly stop. Why does that mid-sized gull look grey, rather than white or smudged brown? And why does it have a small red bill with a black tip?

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