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Birding and Ecology in the California Delta by Boat

Explore the California Delta alongside naturalists and learn about this protected region’s myriad birds, diverse ecology, unique museums and complex system of levees.
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Program No. 16891RJ
Length
4 days
Starts at
1,049
California

Birding and Ecology in the California Delta by Boat

Explore the California Delta alongside naturalists and learn about this protected region’s myriad birds, diverse ecology, unique museums and complex system of levees.
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4 days
Starts at
1,049
Program No. 16891 RJ
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Venture into remote areas accessible only by boat and marvel at the wealth of migratory birds and waterfowl that inhabit the California Delta’s 738,000 acres. Learn the story of the delta, which collects nearly 27 million acre feet of water from more than 40 percent of California's surface. As you traverse the waterways with an expert naturalist aboard a 50-foot custom vessel, keep your eyes peeled for sightings of hawks, falcons, owls and thousands of waterfowl, including the Tundra Swan, Snow Geese, ducks, Sandhill Cranes and more. All Road Scholar birding programs have a maximum participant-to-instructor ratio of 14:1 in the field. We adhere to the American Birding Association’s Code of Ethics. Learn more at http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Study the ecology of the delta by boat while watching for both resident and migrating birds such as Red-tailed Hawks and Sandhill Cranes.
  • Discover why so many of the islands in the delta have been artificially created.
  • Learn about the fascinating history of the surrounding area at the Rio Vista Museum.

General Notes

Most Road Scholar birding programs have a maximum participant-to-instructor ratio of 14:1 in the field. Because all birding is done from a boat in this program, there is one expert for a group of 24. We adhere to the American Birding Association’s Code of Ethics. Learn more at http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Images of California: The California Delta
by Carol A. Jensen
This history of the Delta concentrating on its importance to the region and the agricultural industry can be purchased through the California Delta visitors bureau website californiadelta.org.
Meals
8 Meals
3 Breakfasts
2 Lunches
3 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Low Fat, Low Salt
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Nov 14, 2021 - Nov 17, 2021
  • Nov 14, 2021 - Nov 17, 2021





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