Many northern pintails, a species in decline, are now at the Yolo Basin Wildlife Area. Jean Jackman/Courtesy photo
This immature red-tailed hawk was visible close to the road on the driving tour at the Yolo Basin Wildlife Area. Jean Jackman/Courtesy photo
A flight of hundreds of mixed blackbirds wheels and soars above the land, gracefully changing shapes, turning all together, changing leadership, never colliding. How do they do it? Jean Jackman/Courtesy photo

It's refreshing to visit the Yolo Wildlife Area and see the play of reflections on water, enjoy the wildlife and watch the sun go down. Jean Jackman/Courtesy photo
Snowy egrets interact in the West Ponds. Friends of the West Pond have done much to create habitat, clear invasives and clean up trash. A similar group is forming for the North Ponds and the Julie Partansky Wildlife Area. Jean Jackman/Courtesy photo

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