"The American River Parkway extends 30 miles along the American River from Folsom Lake to Discovery Park, where the American joins the Sacramento River. (Less than half the parkway is included here.) It is used heavily by rafters, kayakers, fishermen, joggers, horseback riders, and bicyclists. According to parkway rules, bicyclists have priority on the designated bike paths. Pedestrians are supposed to walk to one side, on the shoulders. Specialty birds: Resident—Wood Duck; White-tailed Kite; Acorn and Nuttall’s Woodpeckers; Yellow-billed Magpie; Phainopepla; Lesser Goldfinch. Summer—Ash-throated Flycatcher, Black-headed Grosbeak, Bullock’s Oriole. Winter—Mew, California, Thayer’s, and Glaucouswinged Gulls 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."