The new year opened with record rainfall and plenty of birds to chase. Topping the list were at least four Trumpeter Swans, found Jan 5 among Tundra Swans along Rds 111 and 112 north of Knight’s Landing (TE). These represent an overdue first county record. Birders also enjoyed as many as four Mountain Plovers within […]
This month I want to report on a bird conservation success story that is as close to home as Putah Creek. Yolo Audubon’s own Melanie Truan came up with the idea and made it happen, and has ensured its continuation ever since. Working at the UC Davis Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology, and aiming […]
Well, it is that time of the year, that is, time for The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). The dates of the count period this year are February 17-20. As in previous years, one can go solo by counting the birds in your yard, neighborhood or favorite haunt, or you can also join a group […]
Our Fall Fundraiser, held the night of the Bird Identification Workshop on December 7, was a great success! We grossed over $2,600. Many thanks to everyone who bought tickets, whether you got them the night of the workshop or by mail.
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.