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Yolo Audubon tour offers a close look at visiting shorebirds

By From page A4 | August 27, 2013

The public is invited to join the Yolo Audubon Society on a free field trip to learn about shorebirds migrating to Central and South America from as far north as the Arctic slope. Field trip leaders from Yolo Audubon will help participants identify the shorebirds that stop to refuel on invertebrates in the mudflats around Davis.

Yolo County records more than 30 species of shorebirds annually, so there’s no telling what surprises will await the group. The specific trip destination is dependent on water levels, but candidate locations include the city of Davis wetlands, Farmer’s Central Pond in Woodland and the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area.

The field trip is Saturday, Aug. 31. Participants will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Mace Boulevard Park-and-Ride lot just north of Interstate 80 east of Davis. The trip will last approximately three hours. Participants should bring water and sun protection (there is no shade), binoculars and a spotting scope if they have one. There may be some walking on flat terrain.

Questions about the trip should be directed to the leaders, Michael Strom at 408-505-0328 or [email protected] or Steve Hampton at 530-756-3551 or [email protected].

Or, visit the Yolo Audubon Society web page at www.yoloaudubon.org for more information.

Enterprise staff

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