A rare burrowing owl was found dead recently at Berkeley’s Cesar Chavez Park, raising some concern in the community.
By Rubi Abrams
On Oct. 1, a new law went into effect in Berkeley that prohibits the feeding of wild animals in city parks and other public spaces. Enforcement brings with it minimum fines of $100 after an initial warning period, and up to $500 for multiple infractions within a year.
Some of Berkeley’s most common and beloved birds could face extinction within the next 70 years due to climate change, according to an authoritative new study by National Audubon Society.
By April Rose Sommer
The burrowing owls that make their home at César Chávez Park on the Berkeley Marina every year are back.
The Berkeley Marina’s much loved burrowing owls were out and about this weekend. Berkeleysider Greg Merritt caught this shot of one of them on Saturday afternoon. He said it was taken at the special fenced-off area near the Tom Bates/Gilman Sports Complex.
By Ilana DeBare