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.
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