Our class joined members of the Golden Eagle Audubon Society on April 19th to tour the wetlands.
It was a perfect, cool morning to see all types of wetland birds and other animals. Our groups wandered around the ponds for a few hours.
There were dozens of Red-Winged Blackbirds and Yellow-Headed Blackbirds hopping from the cattails and announcing their territory. We saw several Northern Flickers, Mourning Doves, American Robins, Downy Woodpeckers, a White-crowned Sparrow and California Quail near the water.
On the ponds, our group spotted Canada Geese, American Coots, Mallards, Pied-billed Grebes, Northern Shovelers, Common Mergansers, Buffleheads,Cinamon Teals, 2 Gadwalls, and even Ruddy Ducks!
Overhead there were gulls (we think Ring-billed) , Magpies, Red-tailed Hawks, Osprey, Kestrels, and Cliff Swallows.
It was a great day to view so many different kinds of Wetland birds! We were even able to see 3 Muscrats making their way across the pond.