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Stebbins Refuge Morning Walk

Stebbins Refuge

April 20, 2019

Al & Lois Richardson

The trip turned out to be a very wet walk at Stebbins.  One hardy soul braved the wet trails with the leaders until the rains became torrential.  In spite of the weather, we managed 30 species, including many Palm and Yellow-rumped Warblers, eye level Blue-gray Gnatcatchers and good views of a very soggy Swamp Sparrow.  

Pondside was quiet after weeks of hosting many migrating ducks.  Today, eight DC Cormorants proved to be the most exciting migrant to be seen.  One other highlight was the three coyotes that ran in the opposite direction as soon as they spotted us.