$40G per bird? California cormorants refuse to budge from bridge slated for demolition

November 10, 2014 6:57 PM

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$40G per bird? California cormorants refuse to budge from bridge slated for demolition

Now that a crucial section of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge has been replaced by a new $6.4 billion span, nobody needs it anymore -- nobody except for about 800 birds who call the decrepit, 78-year-old segment home.

The double-breasted cormorants - protected, though not endangered - have nested along the bridge for decades, and shave so far shown no interest in relocating to the shiny new section that replaced the eastern section of the famed bridge. Officials have tried pricey decoys, bird recordings and even ...

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