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Field Trip: Colusa NWR & Sutter Buttes - Sold Out!

$35 Adult; $20 Youth

Thursday, Jan 23, 2020 7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Meet at Chico Masonic Family Center (Map)

Mostly birding by car and/or easy walking Mostly birding by car and/or easy walking


Colusa National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is among the best places to view large concentrations of waterfowl and other water birds wintering in the Central Valley. We should see more than 100,000 geese and ducks, and on past trips we have identified more than 80 species of birds. We will also drive around the Sutter Buttes to look for raptors, songbirds, and Sandhill Cranes, and we'll go from there to District 10 north of Marysville to see Tundra Swans, White-faced Ibis, and other waterfowl as the sun sets over the Buttes. Bring a lunch & something to drink, and wear warm clothes and bring a raincoat if the weather is wet and cold. The trip is on, rain or shine. Carpooling is mandatory to keep the number of vehicles to a minimum.

Field Trip Leader

Ted Beedy

Ted Beedy has studied and photographed birds and other wildlife throughout the Sierra Nevada and California for more than 60 years. He earned his Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of California, Davis in 1982. He recently co-authored a new book with Ed Pandolfino: Birds of the Sierra Nevada: Their Natural History, Status, and Distribution, that describes the natural histories of birds of the Sierra Nevada, the origins of their names, the habitats they prefer, how they communicate and interact with one another, their relative abundance, and where they occur within the region. Each species account features original illustrations by Keith Hansen.

Ted has studied and photographed birds in all 50 states, and he has traveled widely in the tropics of Central America, South America, and Africa.

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