|GREAT NEWS FROM THE US FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE!!!
Here is a brand new (Jan 19, 2017) directive from the Head of the Service, concerning the use of nontoxic ammunition and fishing tackle. Click below to view the entire document.
director’s order #219
[For those of you who think signing online petitions is not worthwhile…..]
Big Win for Tiny Bird!
Thank you for writing to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last year! Your letter helped make a difference for the beautiful Coastal California Gnatcatcher.
Piedra Trail and Sambrito on 5/21
Check eBird for the birds we saw — a lot of the usual ones and a surprise or two, or three! At Sambrito, when the ten of us were about to turn around and head back to the cars, Ben spotted an American bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) which, after our waiting and watching the reedy wetlands for a long time, turned into a sudden (and very short-lived) flight of 3 American bitterns! Unfortunately, they were so fast that we didn’t get a good picture. But, a first on everyone’s life list! By the way, the strange calls were a confirmation for us.