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Join the Great Backyard Bird Count at Cache Creek Nature Preserve

By From page A5 | February 10, 2013

A female Phainopepla was spotted at the nature preserve in January. Individuals will see a wide variety of birds during the Great Backyard Bird Count. Jo Ellen Ryan/Courtesy photo

The Cache Creek Conservancy announced it will be participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count this year.

The public is invited to meet at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve, 34199 County Road 20 in Woodland, at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, to help with the count. Group leaders will help with identification and the tally sheet, and will submit the group check-sheet to the GBBC. Last month, 52 species of birds were identified in one morning of birding.

The preserve will open at 7:45 a.m. and the planned program, which is free, will end about 11 a.m.

Prospective birders are asked to pre-register by calling 530-661-1070 or emailing [email protected]. Dress warmly, bring water and binoculars and a field guide if you have them. Binoculars and field guides also will be available.

This is also a general open day for the public at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve. The grounds will be open until 2 p.m. for those who would like to come out and enjoy Cache Creek.

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