Shorebirds on are on the move and the YBWA is ready!
Each year, the CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife sets aside two fields that are specifically managed for shorebird habitat. To create the open mudflat habitat, two fields, which have been prepped and left fallow, are flooded up during the migration season. One field is flooded early July, the other early August. The variety of species seen this time of year include Western Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher, Greater Yellowlegs, and Black-necked Stilt.