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Albany Bulb
Albany Bulb    

The Albany "Bulb" is located at the foot of Buchanan Street at the Albany waterfront. The Albany Bulb was previously a construction debris landfill site until operations were ceased in 1984. The Regional Water Quality Control Board worked with the City and community members to achieve the requirements of a landfill closure order and establish the area as a public park.

Birds:waterfowl, shorebirds

Hiking Difficulty: 1

Directions:

  • Take Highway 24 west
  • Take 80 North
  • Take the Buchanan exit
  • Go left under the freeway towards the west
  • Park on the right-hand side (Golden Gate Fields parking is on the left)

 

 

Hiking Difficulty codes:
1=Easy, very few hills to climb
2=Moderately Easy, some small hills to climb
3=Challenging, flat land ranging to gentle to some steep slopes
4=Difficult, some very steep hills to climb

Conversation with a Crow


I was watching all the bird activity on my feeders recently, specifically noting the hierarchy of birds getting to feed while others were waiting their turn. While I was checking out the action I suddenly noticed another bird, a crow, looking my way.

"Hey!" I called to the crow. "Are you watching me?" Incredibly, the crow answered. "Yes, people watching is my hobby. I find human behavior both fascinating and complex." "Thatís funny," I said.

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East Bay Times Article


Attracting birds and bees to our yards and gardens is simple, if we provide what they like and need.

Joanie Smith, owner of East Bay Nature in Walnut Creek, says there are five essential elements for success ó water, food, cover, nesting and safety.

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