Field Trip: Llano Seco Fly-Off

Field Trip: Llano Seco Fly-Off - Sold Out!

$27 Adult; $10 Youth

Friday, Jan 27, 2023 2:00 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 on our way to the Llano Seco Unit of the North Central Valley Wildlife Management Area. We will arrive at the refuge in plenty of 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'. Bring binoculars, and a scope or camera (if you have one), and wear layered clothing for winter.This trip is also offered on Thursday.

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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