All posts by Taylor Crisologo

Taylor studied biology at Cornell University, where she worked with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology on projects ranging from breeding herring gulls off the coast of Maine to dancing lyrebirds in Australia’s Blue Mountains. When she’s not researching great places to experience Bay Area nature, you can find her birding or reading a book at home with her fiancé Dan and their two cats (Max and Penelope).

American Kestrel

Cover photo: © Gregory “Slobirdr” Smith, 2007, some rights reserved.

Learn about North America’s smallest falcon and its mysterious decline across the United States.

Alviso Marina County Park

Alviso, Ca – Connect with a site that’s a part of one of the largest tidal marsh restoration projects on the west coast. Alviso Marina County Park was formerly an industry-dominated site, but now serves as an amazing entrance to the greater Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

Redwood Regional Park

Oakland, Ca – Just outside of the East Bay’s urban sprawl, Redwood Regional offers visitors the chance to see second and third-generation redwoods and a recovering stream habitat.

Big Basin State Park

Boulder Creek, Ca – In 1902, Big Basin became California’s first state park. Today, it protects one of the largest continuous stretches of old-growth coast redwood south of San Francisco.

Research on Birds Shows Us That Smart Is Sexy

© Hanna Knutsson, 2017, some rights reserved.

Birds show us that the smartest males also make the most attractive mates.

Yellow-billed Magpie

Cover photo: © Marcel Holyoak, 2011, some rights reserved.

Did you know that our site logo is a yellow-billed magpie? Learn more about why we chose this stunning bird.