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Please contact SFBBO Outreach and Communications Director Kristin Butler at kbutler@sfbbo.org with media inquiries. Click here to read our latest Bay Bird Review newsletter.


SFBBO in the News!

View some of our recent press.

SFBBO was on CBS Evening News nationally on June 18th, 2014, to talk about California Gulls.

KQED Science ran a blog article on Jan. 31, 2014, about a Western Snowy Plover that was banded by SFBBO on a South Bay salt pond in 2009 and was recently found in Alameda.

On Aug. 10th, 2013, a California Gull that SFBBO banded in Mountain View 28 years ago was found, breaking the longevity record for this species. The story was covered in an Aug. 25th, 2013, article in the Contra Costa Times.

SFBBO Executive Director Cat Burns was interviewed for a July 20th, 2013, San Jose Mercury News article about research being done by SFBBO and others to study the exploding population of California Gulls in the Bay Area.

KEAR Radio Interview: In February 2013, SFBBO Executive Director Cat Burns was interviewed on KEAR Radio's program Community Affairs about SFBBO programs and ways people in the community can get involved. The interview was broadcast in five segments and can be downloaded.

The salt pond puzzle: Restoring South San Francisco Bay: Managing the populations of California Gulls and Westerns Snowy Plovers is an unique restoration challenge. Read this article take a ride with SFBBO into the field. High Country News, Aug. 6, 2012

Studying the Mysteries of Migration: There are still many questions about bird migration, including how it’s affected by climate. Find out how bird banding data from Coyote Creek Field Station plays a role. Climate Watch, May 14, 2012

Looking to Migrating Birds for Clues About Climate Change: Take a visit to the Coyote Creek Field Station and learn about the science of bird banding. KQED News, May 12, 2012

Bigger Birds in California Courtesy of Climate Change: In a ground-breaking study, bird banding data from Coyote Creek Field Station provided evidence that birds on the West coast are getting bigger due to climate change. Science Daily, Oct.31, 2011

The State of the Birds San Francisco Bay: We’ve contributed 30 years of monitoring data to the first ever San Francisco Bay State of the Birds Report. Released by PRBO and the SF Bay Joint Venture. Oct. 18, 2011

Look out for Gulls Gone Wild: NPR featured an interview with SFBBO’s Waterbird Program Director about our monitoring data and the California Gull population in San Francisco Bay. August 9, 2011


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