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).
Each year, the Conservancy must file an Implementation Annual Report with the state and federal Wildlife Agencies as well as to all “parties” to the Natomas Basin Habitat Conservation Plan (NBHCP). The Metro Air Park Habitat Conservation Plan is also included in the circulation. The Executive Summary of the Implementation… Continue Reading 2021 Implementation Annual Report