For the Birds


One of North America’s largest birds, Sandhill Cranes, over-winter in the Delta area, about 90 miles northeast of San Mateo County.  From November through February they can be viewed, along with other waterfowl, raptors and shorebirds, at various ecological reserves.  Free guided tours are led by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Save Our Sandhill Cranes.  Self-guided tours are also available.  Children are welcome.

Want to explore further?  Check out BirdWatching magazine through San Mateo County Libraries' Zinio eMagazines subscription or one of the resources below.  If you do go, take time to visit Locke, the historic Chinatown of the Delta.

Sandhill Cranes


On Ancient Wings

Locke and the Sacramento Delta Chinatowns

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