I took a tour of our Sonoma Creek Enhancement Project with Meg Marriott, Refuge Biologist at San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge. It's hard to tell in the video but we saw Marbled Godwits, Willets, and Long-billed Curlews.
Here's another short clip from San Francisco Bay this weekend. The current herring run is attracting a lot of birds.
Great editorial by the Sacramento Bee editorial board about the ongoing controversy at the California Coastal Commission, where pro-development commissioners are trying to oust the agency's executive director:
"Whether he stays or goes, the relationship between commissioners and staff will be beset with distrust and dysfunction. Anyone with business before the commission will have to factor in the conflict. And any replacement for him will be automatically suspect. At this point, the commissioners could hire Poseidon as executive director, and it would be assumed that he was there to turn Big Sur into the Jersey Shore."
Audubon California's Anna Weinstein talks about protecting the small fish that seabirds need to survive. Your voice can make a difference right now, as fisheries managers are taking comment on new regulations that could go a long way toward protecting the food resources. Speak up today.
After decades of protecting California’s coast, the California Coastal Commission is under attack by developers who want to oust key staff in order to pave the way for more development.