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Winter Wildlife of the Central Valley

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The Grasslands District of the Western San Joaquin Valley is host to a wide spectrum of wildlife species including waterfowl, waders, birds of prey and a sizable population of Sandhill Cranes.  During our day at this wildlife refuge we should find a minimum of 50 bird species, and among the highlights would be the preliminary courtship dancing of huge Sandhill Cranes, and great horned owls in streamside thickets. Some of the flocks of snow and cackling geese number in the thousands. There will also be the opportunity to enjoy views of tule elk, the largest of the mature deer in California, while we review the process of elk herd reintroduction and the management challenges presented by these large, powerful herd animals.
Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for changing weather. Bring a bag lunch, beverage and binoculars. After arrival students will carpool during the day to access specific areas of the preserve.
 
Please see our Class Resources webpage for maps, directions and other important class information.
 
 

Class Details

1 Sessions
Daily

Location
Off Campus

Instructor
Bruce Elliott 

 

Notice

Please read:  Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for changing weather. Bring a bag lunch, beverage and binoculars. After arrival students will carpool during the day to access specific areas of the preserve. Please see our Class Resources webpage for maps, directions and other important class information.

Fee: 

$72.00


Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
1/26/2019 - 1/26/2019 Daily - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Off Campus, Off Campus  Map Bruce Elliott