Following the publication of the New York Times article above, SCVAS is advocating with Google and the City of Mountain View to protect Burrowing Owls at Shoreline Park. We are collaborating with Google to identify both short and long-term solutions for the cats. At the same time, we are advocating with the City of Mountain View to install cat-proof fencing around the Burrowing Owl habitat at Shoreline to protect the owls. The conversations we are engaging in are challenging, and finding the right solution that is acceptable for all of the stakeholders may take a little time. We appreciate all of your support and understanding.
The Egret Rookery in North Bayshore attracts hundreds of Snowy Egrets, Great Egrets, and Black-crowned Night Herons each year during the breeding season. Photo by Mackenzie Mossing.
LinkedIn’s new redevelopment project (on Middlefield Road and Highway 237) would infill a sparse office campus with three additional six-story office buildings, two parking structures, and a four- to five-acre open area. Our concerns arose after reviewing architectural renderings that showed large walls of glass incorporated into the design. We asked the Mountain View City Council to require bird-safe design for the project and several Councilmembers expressed concern. LinkedIn representatives have since promised to incorporate bird-safe design in the new buildings. This campus will join North Bayshore campuses where Intuit, Google, and Microsoft are all building with birds in mind.