A dedicated group of volunteers recently completed a research project on Conservancy land detailing the numbers and types of birds on the preserve. Working under the direction of Julia Camp and Doug Leslie, the range of birds identified by the team is extraordinary. The list includes the expected (quail, woodpeckers, sparrows), but it also includes some that are remarkable for the farming-intensive Natomas Basin (Pacific-sloped flycatcher, Lazuli bunting, Warbling vireo). See Conservancy “Research and Education Series” paper #0903 for more information (.pdf).
Conservancy Board Dedicates the Anne Rudin Preserve
The Conservancy’s Board of Directors officially dedicated the newly-named Anne Rudin Preserve, a mitigation property which serves as sanctuary and refuge for the Natomas Basin HCP’s “Covered Species.” The 53-acre property lies in the Conservancy’s Fisherman’s Lake Reserve Area, adjacent to the City of Sacramento’s westerly city limits boundary. The… Continue Reading Conservancy Board Dedicates the Anne Rudin Preserve