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Sutter Buttes, Colusa and Sutter National Wildlife Refuges

March 14th @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sutter Buttes, Colusa and Sutter National Wildlife Refuges

Colusa NWR; © Deb Ford

On this trip we will visit the Colusa and Sutter National Wildlife Refuges, grasslands around the Sutter Buttes, and, time permitting, the Bobelaine Preserve. We will visit a variety of habitats, including agricultural fields, mudflats, and riparian areas and we will be looking for remaining waterfowl, arriving shorebirds, migrating neotropicals, a variety of sparrows, and owls and raptors. While there will be some walking, viewing will be primarily from different stopping spots on the trip.

Meet at 8 am (Daylight Savings time) at the Woodland Jack-in-the Box parking lot (southeast corner of the intersection of County road 102 and Main Street in Woodland; Google map here). We will carpool from there. This is an all-day trip so bring a lunch, water and snacks. Be aware of the predicted weather on the day of the trip and dress accordingly. Rain or high winds will cancel the trip.

The trip leader is noted bird expert John Sterling. An RSVP is requested but not required. Please provide an email address to in order that you may be contacted in the event of trip cancellation or other change.

Yolo Audubon Society field trips are free and open to the public. Some trips may be limited by number of participants. Car-pooling is encouraged, but all rides are private arrangements between driver and riders.

Heavy rain or high winds may cancel any trip.


March 14th
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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