News and Upcoming Events
YOKOHL VALLEY FIELD TRIP
Saturday, December 2nd, 8:00am-Noon
Meet at the intersection of Hwy 198 and Yokohl Valley road, Gary Lindquist will lead the trip.
2023 CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNTS
Sequoia: Saturday, December 16th
Springville: Sunday, December 17th
Pixley: Wednesday, December 20th
Kaweah: Friday, December 29th
See EVENTS page for details.
DANCES WITH CRANES
One of the most spectacular birds in
the world spends its winters right here
in Tulare County. At Pixley National
Wildlife Refuge in the south county, between 4,000 and 6,000 Sandhill Cranes arrive in the Fall to feed in agricultural fields by day and to shelter at night in the ponds at Pixley NWR.
BIRDING LOCATION RECOMMENDATIONS
Return of Tulare Lake
Due to the return of Tulare Lake, we have great opportunities for wintering birds this year. Many extra miles of shoreline of Tulare Lake have attracted shorebirds we rarely see here in drought years. Shorebirds require very shallow water to feed. Pond edges are limited in our counties despite our location on the Pacific Flyway. A variety of heron-type birds roost on the trees in flooded nut orchards. Raptors cruise for shorebirds. Unusual gulls appear at times. For locations to view the lakeshore, check eBird.org. Go to Explore and type in either Tulare or Kings for recent locations.