Battle Creek

Anderson, California

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Jellys Ferry Road doesn’t have much traffic, and passes through oak savanna, crossing the Sacramento River several times. In spring the countryside is green and lush, but by late May the hills become brown in response to the state’s hot and arid Mediterranean summer climate. Specialty birds: Resident—Wood Duck; Bald Eagle; Anna’s Hummingbird; Acorn and Nuttall’s Woodpeckers; Yellow-billed Magpie; Oak Titmouse; Western Meadowlark; Lesser Goldfinch. Summer—Osprey, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Black-headed Grosbeak. Winter—Ferruginous Hawk, Prairie Falcon, Lewis’s Woodpecker, Mountain Bluebird, Golden-crowned Sparrow. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, a detailed map, and helpful general information.
Birding Northern California

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Birding Northern California

by John Kemper (Falcon Guides)

Jellys Ferry Road doesn’t have much traffic, and passes through oak savanna, crossing the Sacramento River several times. In spring the countryside is green and lush, but by late May the hills become brown in response to the state’s hot and arid Mediterranean summer climate.

Specialty birds: Resident—Wood Duck; Bald Eagle; Anna’s Hummingbird; Acorn and Nuttall’s Woodpeckers; Yellow-billed Magpie; Oak Titmouse; Western Meadowlark; Lesser Goldfinch. Summer—Osprey, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Black-headed Grosbeak. Winter—Ferruginous Hawk, Prairie Falcon, Lewis’s Woodpecker, Mountain Bluebird, Golden-crowned Sparrow. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, a detailed map, and helpful general information.

©  John Kemper/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Birding
Nearby City: Anderson
Trail Type: Several options
Best Times: Best April and May for breeding birds.
Local Contacts: California Department of Fish and Game, Redding.
Local Maps: DeLorme Northern California Atlas & Gazetteer.
Driving Directions: Directions to Battle Creek

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