- If you see birds in trees to be cut:
Call CalTIP or contact Shani/Audubon Society, take a photo of the tree/nest, and make an anonymous call.
> Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society, Cavity Nesters Recovery Program: http://www.scvas.org/index.php?page=text&id=cbrp
> CalTIP (Californians Turn in Poachers), which takes calls from anyone concerned about impacts on wildlife, including reporting tree trimmers disturbing or destroying nests.
CalTIP (Dept. of Fish and Game):
> Good resource for tree/shrub removal procedures that minimize impacts to birds:
Los Angeles Audubon Society Guide to Bird-Friendly Tree and Shrub Trimming and Removal
- San Francisco has a website recommending what to buy (or not) for environmental reasons; they took a strong stand against poison pellets, which impact wildlife and children.
- Birds can collide with windows; issues with glass (in particular where windows face each other across building spaces). The Facebook project required implementation of bird friendly windows as mitigation via CEQA and EIR.
- MV Voice has considered documenting when heritage trees are cut down.
- The 2-for-1 requirement to replace heritage trees shouldn't apply to some areas. For example, the North Bayshore area historically has few trees; new trees attract raptors, which damage shorebird populations. San Francisco is exceptional when it comes to bird-friendly green building design.