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Winter Ducks and More

This time of year we are greeted in Northern California by half a million ducks. They literally flock to the mild winter climates of the Pacific Flyway; spend the winter here, and then in late January or February head north to their breeding grounds. 590 more words


Thanksgiving Tidal Flushing

San Elijo Lagoon Restoration construction ceases during Thanksgiving, and will resume as excavators get back to work sculpting tidal channels and mudflats.

Have you seen the excavator near the Nature Center? 367 more words

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Sandhill Cranes Are Back

Sandhill Cranes populate much of the North America. But here, around Sacramento, we live along the Pacific Flyway; one of the primary migratory paths for birds heading to their wintering spot. 76 more words


31 July 2018 - PNW Migration Update

So, i’m walking into work this morning (4:00 AM) and i hear a call note.  I stop and listen for a while and sure enough, there are Swainson Thrush moving through. 108 more words

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21 May 2018 - PNW Migration Update

Well, we’re approaching the end of migration.  There’s still a lot of birds on the move but most of the players have made their way into the area. 192 more words

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18 May 2018 - PNW Migration Update

Another decent flight last night, not spectacular but solid with good movement being able to be seen.

A couple more Willow Flycatchers in the area and no credible reports of Common Nighthawks anywhere in the state — they’re always last. 79 more words

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17 May 2018 - PNW Migration Update

Pretty anemic flight last night.  Darn right odd given the date and light winds.  They were out of the north but really light and i wouldn’t think they would be a deterrent. 55 more words

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