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Audubon Bobcat Ranch slowly making its way back from July 4 fire

October 19th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon California Bobcat Ranch, Bird Habitat, Working lands conservation

Above is a short video report from Cari Koopman Rivers, who manages the Audubon Bobcat Ranch, just outside of Winters. The fire she is talking about is the Monticello Fire that swept over more than half of the ranch’s 6,800 acres on July 4 of this year. Since then, Koopman Rivers has not only been […]

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April 19th: Come volunteer at Bobcat Ranch

April 4th, 2014 · Comments Off · Audubon California Bobcat Ranch, Volunteer

We will be removing posts and fencing from an older restoration site on Maxwell Flat, a beautifully restored savanna on Yolo County’s Bobcat Ranch. We will then use the salvaged materials to protect newer plantings in the dry creek area near the ranch headquarters. When: Saturday April 19th Time: 9:00 am Where: Audubon California Bobcat […]

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Acorn collecting at Bobcat Ranch

October 5th, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon California Bobcat Ranch, Bird Habitat, Landowner Stewardship

The Audubon Bobcat Ranch on Sept. 15 welcomed a fun group of volunteers to help collect acorns that our staff will later use for restoration projects. The volunteers included a few Girl Scouts, as well as graduate students from Kenya. The acorns from blue oaks and live oaks will be refrigerated and used to restore […]

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Northern Pygmy Owl at the Audubon Bobcat Ranch

September 21st, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon California Bobcat Ranch, Audubon Chapters, Birding, Landowner Stewardship, Working lands conservation

Richard Cimino snapped this cool photo of a Northern Pygmy Owl this week at the Audubon Bobcat Ranch, while leading a birding walk through the property. Cimino was leading a group from the Ohlone Audubon Society, where he is conservation chair. A total of 20 species were seen on the hike, including Black-throated Grey Warbler and […]

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Savannah Sparrows heading to their agrarian summer digs

May 8th, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon California Bobcat Ranch, Bird Habitat, Landowner Stewardship, Pacific Flyway, Pacific Migration, spring migration

The Savannah Sparrow is arriving to its California summer digs in large numbers. The bird was discovered in Savannah, Georgia — hence the name — but the passerine is found all over the US. In the winter the songbird lives in the south and in the summer can be found as far north as Barrow, Alaska. […]

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In comes the Lazuli Bunting

May 4th, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon California Bobcat Ranch, Birding, Pacific Flyway, Pacific Migration, spring migration

Walking up a grassy hillside at the Audubon Bobcat Ranch in Winters, CA, yesterday, we happened upon a Lazuli Bunting darting back and forth between an old oak and a fence. It was our bird of the day. The Lazuli Buntin, which winters along the West Coast of mainland Mexico, breeds along a large swath […]

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Habitat restoration project wins national partnership award

February 13th, 2012 · Comments Off · Audubon California Bobcat Ranch, Landowner Stewardship

PG&E  celebrated the Wildlife Habitat Council’s Community Partner of the Year award co-won by Audubon California’s Landowner Stewardship Program and the Center for Land-Based Learning with a presentation of the award to the two partner organizations at PG&E’s property in Pleasant Creek in Yolo County on Wednesday, February 8. The prestigious award was given out […]

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Landowner Stewardship Program featured in Daily Democrat

December 12th, 2011 · Comments Off · Audubon California Bobcat Ranch, Landowner Stewardship

Check-out this nice piece on Audubon California Landowner Stewardship Program: In an effort to restore floodplain habitat along East Fork Dry Creek, students from Grant Union High School in Sacramento participated in a restoration project on Nov. 29 along the creek in Winters. The restoration site in Yolo County serves as an outdoor classroom for […]

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Come birding with us!

October 12th, 2011 · Comments Off · Audubon California Bobcat Ranch, Birding

We are excited to announce several birding hikes coming up in the Davis area. Share on Facebook

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Bobcatch Ranch Open Hike — Sunday, October 23

October 5th, 2011 · Comments Off · Audubon California Bobcat Ranch, Birding

Wildlife Specialist Karen Velas and Maureen Geiger of Sacramento Audubon, will lead a birding hike from the Bobcat Ranch Headquarters along ranch roads through the rolling blue oak woodlands of the ranch. The group will carpool to the trail head. Please bring binoculars, sturdy waterproof hiking boors, drinking water and a snack. This trip involves […]

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Join us October 8 for a hike at Bray Canyon

October 4th, 2011 · Comments Off · Audubon California Bobcat Ranch

Live near Winters, California? This Saturday, Bobcat Ranch Project Director Valerie Calegari is leading a hike up Bray Canyon. The wooded creek is dotted with springs and teeming with wildlife. The group will carpool to the trail head. Please bring binoculars, sturdy waterproof hiking boors, drinking water and a snack. Please note that the terrain at Bray […]

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Lots of Lewis’s Woodpeckers at the Audubon Bobcat Ranch

December 2nd, 2010 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Audubon California Bobcat Ranch, Bird Habitat, Birding

The folks at our Audubon Bobcat Ranch put together a survey of Lewis’s Woodpeckers on the 6,800-acre property. Nine surveyors in late November counted 402 woodpeckers — that’s right, 402. The green and pink Lewis’s were everywhere — catching flies, caching acorns, chasing Acorn Woodpeckers. It was a sight to behold. We want to thank everyone […]

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Audubon California birding

October 15th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Audubon California, Audubon California Bobcat Ranch, Audubon Center at Debs Park, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Birding, Important Bird Areas, Kern River Preserve, Landowner Stewardship, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, S.F. Bay

Here’s what we’ve seen at our sites around California: Morro Bay: The four inches of rain that Morro Bay received on Tuesday have put the estuary completely underwater as creeks rushed into the bay and there are thousands of birds visible everywhere (gulls, egrets, shorebirds) feeding off all the food that has been exposed. Bobcat […]

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Audubon California birding

September 18th, 2009 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon California Bobcat Ranch, Audubon Center at Debs Park, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Birding, Important Bird Areas, Kern River Preserve, Nature education and activities, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, S.F. Bay, Starr Ranch Sanctuary

Lots of interesting birds being spotted at Audubon California sites around the state Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary (Marin): Red-necked Phalarope, Ruddy Turnstone, Black Turnstone, Lesser Yellowlegs, Long-billed Curlew, Willow Flycatcher, Wilson’s Warbler and a first-of-the-season White-crowned Sparrow. Audubon Center at Debs Park (Los Angeles):Vaux’s Swifts and Turkey Vultures. Audubon Bobcat Ranch (near Winters):  About […]

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Audubon California birding

September 11th, 2009 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon California Bobcat Ranch, Birding, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, S.F. Bay

Given that we’ve got sites in many corners of the state, we thought folks might be interested to know occasionally which birds we’re seeing. This will be a short report today, but we’ll try to build it up in the future. Our Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary is reporting that fall migration is starting […]

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