Field Trip: Sacramento NWR Fly-Off

Field Trip: Sacramento NWR Fly-Off - Sold Out!

$35 Adult; $15 Youth

Friday, Jan 26, 2024 12:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Meet at Patrick Ranch Museum (Map)

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


Leaving Chico in the early afternoon will give us plenty of time to stop and look for geese, swans, and cranes at the Llano Seco Unit of the North Central Valley Wildlife Management Area on our way to the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge. We will arrive at the refuge in time to study the ducks and geese using the area and then witness thousands of birds silhouetted against the sunset sky as they leave the refuge in their spectacular 'fly-off'. Dress warmly. Photographers are welcome and encouraged to bring their equipment.

Field Trip Leader

Steve Emmons

Steve Emmons previously served as the Wildlife Refuge Manager for Sacramento and Delevan National Wildlife Refuges (Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Willows, CA) from 1996 to 2020 prior to retiring. Previously, he served as the Assistant Refuge Manager at the 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). He currently resides in southwestern Oregon. Steve's primary interests include nature photography (particularly wildlife photography) and observing birds.

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