Yolo Basin Foundation

Terry Colburn, third from left, leads bird watchers as they view winter visitors to the Yolo Bypass.

‘Big Day of Birding’ should attract flock of fans

Published: Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 - 12:00 am

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Some bird watchers aim for a big year, cataloging as many different species as possible over 12 months. Next Saturday, Sacramento birders get a “big day” with one of the area’s top experts.

Terry Colburn, an enthusiastic and experienced guide, will lead both beginners and advanced birders on “A Big Day of Birding,” from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Colburn will take participants on a search for wintering shorebirds, ducks, geese, swans, hawks, owls and cranes. The trip will include a drive through the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area (with its many snow white Tundra swans) as well as the Cosumnes River Preserve south of Sacramento plus many other spots along the way.

Part of Yolo’s 2014 “Gaggle of Gatherings,” this birding adventure is a fund-raiser for Yolo Basin Foundation’s wetland education programs. Tickets are $70 and include morning snack and gourmet picnic lunch. Space is limited; reserve your spot at www.yolobasin.org (click on “Gaggle of Gatherings”) or call (530) 757-3780.


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