Cosumnes River Preserve and Woodbridge Road Professional Review and Guide
"The Cosumnes River Preserve contains nearly 10,000 acres, and is owned by a group of organizations, including The Nature Conservancy, Bureau of Land Management, and Ducks Unlimited. Much of the preserve is riparian forest, but there are also areas managed for wintering waterfowl and migrating shorebirds. The preserve has been classified as a Globally Important Bird Area because of its wintering populations of Greater and Lesser Sandhill Cranes. Specialty birds: Resident—Wood Duck, Cinnamon Teal, White-tailed Kite, Nuttall’s Woodpecker, Yellow-billed Magpie, Western Bluebird, Wrentit, Tricolored Blackbird. Summer—Swainson’s Hawk; Pacific-slope and Ash-throated Flycatchers; Western Kingbird; Black-headed Grosbeak; Lazuli Bunting; Bullock’s Oriole. Winter—Greater Whitefronted Goose, Sandhill Crane. Migrant—Black-throated Gray, Townsend’s, and MacGillivray’s Warblers; Western Tanager. 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."