URGENT!!! GOLDEN EAGLES NEED YOU!  Please comment on Village 14 DEIR by MONDAY, April 16th. A proposed development project in South San Diego County called Village 14 would likely extirpate (make impossible for their return) one or more nesting areas for the Golden Eagle. The project, ‘Village 14’, will place 1,119 homes and destroy or…

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Tropical Birding with Dr. Matthew Binns About three million years ago, the formation of the volcanic Isthmus of Panama joined the long separated continents of North and South America. This precipitated the Great American Interchange—the migration of fauna from one continent to another. The astounding diversity of species to be found in Central America and…

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Everyone attending Keith Meldahl’s April presentation at BVAS was treated to the nerve rattling and often side-splitting topic of California geology, including tectonic plates and earthquakes.  Sometimes over millions of years and sometimes in a violent minute, California has morphed into the golden state of today. Here’s the “CliffsNotes” version of Keith’s talk. *We all…

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April is the busiest month of the year for breeding activity in San Diego. Evidence of courtship and breeding is all around—males singing for attention, birds building nests, parents feeding young. Most wintering birds have left, and the county is experiencing waves of migrant birds passing through.

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