- published: 02 Sep 2011
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1st GoPro video, good shots and a good day. 4 shells for one bird.
This peregrine falcon was hunting for prey, as he flew into a flock of pintails at Colusa National Wildlife Refuge. The larger white-fronted geese in the foreground, however, do not seem to be impressed much by the peregrine and they stay through the entire clip. Video: Cindy Sandoval/USFWS
Visited on our way north. Most of the birds left ahead of us. Even then a wonderful variety and place.
Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge is located along the Sacramento River in the Sacramento Valley of California. Landscape is very flat, bordered by the Sierra and Coast ranges, with intensive agriculture (rice, with walnut, almond, and prune orchards along the river). This riparian community is one of the most important wildlife habitats in California and North America. The refuge is currently in an active acquisition phase, and includes the Llano Seco Unit. Large-scale riparian habitat restoration is ongoing. Riparian habitat along the Sacramento River is critically important for various threatened species, fisheries, migratory birds, plants, and the natural system of the river itself. There has been an 85% reduction of riparian vegetation throughout the Sacramento Valley and foo...
Hand held video of ducks, geese, egrets and sand hill cranes!
American Pipits (Anthus rubescens) is an inconspicuous, slender, migratory songbird that occurs throughout North America and south to El Salvador. It is one of a very few species of ground-inhabiting songbirds that breed at high altitudes in alpine meadows and on the arctic tundra. They migrate throughout North America to lower altitudes and latitudes during the nonbreeding season and can be seen in our National Wildlife Refuges.
This was sunrise at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge, part of a wonderful refuge system in the central valley of California. Please help promote our proposal to create an additional income stream for our National Wildlife Refuge System. Visit our website at http://WildlifeConservationStamp.org
Since 1959 the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has used a combination of scientific techniques to better understand fish populations and the general health of Northern California waterways. Examples include tagging sturgeon, trawling the Delta for smelt, and counting salmon carcasses. CDFW uses data from these strategies and others to help influence operations of the State Water Project and Central Valley Project, ultimately helping decision makers determine water flows. This short video highlights these operations along the Sacramento River and into the Delta, including a smelt survey conducted by Environmental Scientist Felipe la Luz.