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Field Trip: Sacramento Refuge Fly-Off

$27 Adult; $10 Youth

Friday, Jan 29, 2016 12:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Meet at Patrick Ranch (Map)

Walking, could involve distance but largely flat Walking, could involve distance but largely flat

Description

Leaving Chico in the early afternoon will give us plenty of time to stop and look for geese, swans, and cranes on our way to the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge. We will arrive at the refuge in time to witness thousands of birds silhouetted against the sunset sky as they leave the refuge all at once in their spectacular 'fly-off'. Dress warmly. Photographers are welcome and encouraged to bring their equipment. This trip is also offered on Wednesday with a different leader.

Field Trip Leader

Steve Emmons

Steve Emmons has been the Wildlife Refuge Manager for Sacramento and Delevan National Wildlife Refuges (Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Willows, CA) since 1996. Prior to his current position, he served as the Assistant Refuge Manager at Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge in Lake Arthur, LA (1990-1996) and the Fish and Wildlife Specialist at the Fort Carson Military Reservation, Colorado Springs, CO (1982-1990). Steves primary interests include nature photography (particularly wildlife photography) and observing birds.

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