Tour of Putah Creek Nestboxes. Photos Hanika Cook We looked inside 22 of the nestboxes to see nests, eggs, and chicks of several cavity-nesting species, including Western Buebirds, Tree Swallows, House Wrens and White-Breasted Nuthatches. Guests were able to look inside, take pictures, and ask questions about the birds and the Putah Creek Nestbox Project. […]
Please stop by The Artery at 207 G St. to see the wonderful art created by Yolo Audubon members, as well as students from several Yolo County high schools. Every piece in the show depicts a Yolo County bird species. It includes 39 photographs, five wood carvings, eight watercolors, and eight ceramic pieces. The show runs from March 30th to April 16th. There’s an artists’ reception on Friday the 13th from 7 to 9 pm. We’re hoping for a big turnout to support our talented members!
Will warmer weather bring the birds back earlier? That’s the question on many antsy birders’ minds. Unfortunately, it’s not a simple answer. Species tend to migrate in two different ways, based on either instinct or weather. Find out which type of migrant your favorite species are so that you can be ready to spot them this spring. For more information, view this article from the National Audubon Society.
The 46th Putah Creek Christmas Bird Count was held on December 18, 2016. The cold and windy conditions resulted in one of the lowest bird count totals in recent history.