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We went here in early November and the Sandhill crane migration had started and we saw hundreds of these birds, flying, swimming and searching for food. We spent almost two hours going around the 5 mile auto loop as there was so much to see...More
The day that I drove the "auto loop" was overcast and still. Most of the migratory ucks won't tolerate a car within 100 yards, so photographing them was impossible. Many of these same species can be found in urban parks, and are more accessible.
We just spent two days with thousands of wintering birds at this refuge and at San Luis Wildlife Refuge. The self-auto routes make it easy to see plenty of country and lots of birds. In two days, we counted 68 species.
I've been seeing more visitors lately and bad behavior. There are numerous posted signs indicating where not to stray and people flagrantly ignore them. I observed photographers willfully walking into flocks sitting on the banks of a pond, even running at them. It's unbelievable that...More