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We went on a little road trip with some friends to check out the birds. It was really outstanding - we saw lots of birds we wouldn't ordinarily encounter. We were fortunate to have a hardcore birder in our group who acted as our guide....More
My grandson is an outstanding photographer and birder. I joined him in a visit to the Sacramento National Preserve. This was our third visit. If you are an avid birder or nature photographer, sign up for a photo blind. Blind #1 requires waders to reach...More
When we want to get away for a peaceful walk or drive we head here. During migration the air and water come to life with the sound of feathered friends flying in, taking off.
Rarely do we encounter more than a couple cars. Definitely a...More
I have stopped here several times off of I5 on that tiring trip from Redding to Sacramento. There are several level hiking trails as well as a 6 mile auto tour. Dogs are welcome on leash or in the car and my Great Pyrenees spent...More
I live in Willows, just a few minutes from the refuge. My wife and I go there for the walking paths, just to take a walk in a spectacular setting. I’ve done the driving tour a few times but prefer to walk. The visitor center...More
Many ponds that migrating birds will stop at depending on the time of the year. There is a auto tour and walking tour area. We were cautioned not to take the walking tour at this time of the year because of bugs that will not...More
Visited on February 10, which was exceptionally windy. Gusts of wind was blowing dirt into the air, so it was difficult to enjoy trails. The auto tour allows stops at several viewing . Very interesting to view snow geese in large clusters scattered throughout the...More
This place is ridiculous. A spectacle of epic proportions will greet you if you get here during the winter migration. It’s hard to believe a lot of it is manmade, created because the birds lost a lot of their habitat. If you go to the...More
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I did notice an appreciably smaller crowd this year. Last year it looked like a geese convention. Mostly ducks from the vantage points around the water areas. We did see a high volume of raptors (mostly red tails)...with... More
I did notice an appreciably smaller crowd this year. Last year it looked like a geese convention. Mostly ducks from the vantage points around the water areas. We did see a high volume of raptors (mostly red tails)...with some frequency this year, though. It seemed unusual to see them packed in every 25 yards or so. I guess the feeding justified the close proximity. Always worth a peek if you are in the neighborhood but if it geese, not this year