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Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area

January 28th @ 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area

Group of long-billed dowitchers. © Beth Savidge

Join us for a morning of birding at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area (YBWA)! The YBWA is one of the premier spots for wintering waterfowl and shorebirds in the central valley. We should see 14+ species of waterfowl and will put in special effort to look for locally uncommon to rare species including Ross’s Goose, Barrow’s Goldeneye, Eurasian Wigeon, and Blue-winged Teal. Besides waterfowl, we will expect to see American Bittern, American Avocet, Black-necked Stilt, and Long-billed Curlew and try for the blackbird grand slam (Brewer’s, Red-winged, Tricolored, and Yellow-headed). All of the areas we will be birding are accessible by car and minimal walking will be required. All levels of birder are welcome.

Packing list:

– Warm clothes and rain gear
– Binoculars and scope (if you don’t have one, we’ll have plenty to share)
– Snacks, water, and lunch (we may be out past 1pm if the weather and birds are good)

We will meet at the entrance to YBWA(on the levy) at 7:30 am and return by mid-afternoon.
Leader: Frank Fogarty (352) 455-9372


January 28th
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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