wildlife

Courtesy photo.  Volunteers gathered to count birds on the Main Island last Sunday as part of the Christmas Bird Count.

Island Joins Bird Count

Dec 20,2019

Because of geography, Alameda falls within the scope of the Golden Gate Audubon Society’s Oakland Christmas Bird Count. The count takes place within a 15-mile-diameter circle centered in downtown Oakland.

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Joe Woodard  Members of a coalition that seeks to protect the jackrabbits and other wildlife at Shoreline Park near the Harbor Bay Ferry terminal take a stand. They include youngsters who have designed posters to support their cause.

Coalition Takes a Stand for Wildlife

Mar 24,2016

Members of the community have formed a coalition to protect local wildlife. According to its members Harbor Bay Business Park, has been rich with many species of wild birds  and a colony of jack rabbits as far back as anyone remembers.

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Island Wildlife Photo Exhibit at the Library

Feb 23,2016

Eleven talented wildlife photographers will present their works in the Stafford Meeting Rooms at the Main Library, 1550 Oak St., starting this Sunday, Feb. 28. Their works include vivid photographs of wildlife, all taken in Alameda.

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File photo -- Birds take refuge in the Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary as oil booms help corral an oil spill on San Francisco Bay in this 2010 photograph.

Refuge, Retreat: Elsie Roemer’s Legacy

Feb 19,2015

In 1965, the Golden Gate Audubon Society began working with Alameda conservationist Elsie Roemer to stop the Utah Construction and Mining Company from filling in salt marshes on Bay Farm Island.

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