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MDAS Field Trip—Sacramento/Colusa National Wildlife Refuges

December 4, 2021 @ 8:15 am - 5:00 pm


Sacramento/Colusa National Wildlife Refuges

Saturday, December 4, 8:15 AM-5 PM

Leader: Beth Branthaver, 510-502-4869

All the migratory birds will have arrived for the duration of the winter and we expect to see plenty of waterfowl, raptors, other birds, and hopefully Sandhill Cranes. We will drive the auto tour routes at both of these refuges and visit a couple of other nearby locations.

Rating: Category 1-Easy

Distance: Little walking, but plenty of driving, 250-300 miles.

Elevation change: N/A

Leader: Beth Branthaver, please call to confirm: 510-502-4869

Meet: North Dunnigan rest area on I-5 at 8:15 AM

Directions: Go north on I-680, cross the Benica Bridge (toll), merge onto I-80 East at Cordelia. At Vacaville, merge onto I-505 North, follow for 34 miles and merge onto I-5 North just south of Dunnigan. Continue past the town to the rest stop. This is an all day trip and we will not be home until after dark.

The trip is limited to 15 participants.

Register for this field trip HERE.

All MDAS Field Trips are subject to, and will honor, all applicable COVID-19–related restrictions in place for our area.
Participants must acknowledge the MDAS Liability Waiver (available during registration).

Photo: White-faced Ibises at Colusa National Wildlife Refuge by Beth Branthaver.


December 4, 2021
8:15 am - 5:00 pm
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Sacramento/Colusa National Wildlife Refuges
Dunnigan Northbound Rest Area I-5 North of Dunnigan
Dunnigan, 95695 United States
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