Galt Winter Bird Festival takes flight Jan. 29
American coots feed in the waters of the Cosumnes River Preserve on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011. Often mistaken for a duck, the American coot is a common waterbird. Its all-black body and white chicken-like beak distinguish this swimming rail from the real ducks, according to the All About Birds website.
- The 4th Annual Winter Bird Festival
When: Jan. 29.
Where: McCaffrey Middle School, 997 Park
Terrace Drive, Galt.
Cost: Free. Tours range from $10 to $20 per
24-hour information line: 209-366-7220.
Questions or to sign up for tours please call 209-366-7115.
Posted: Friday, January 14, 2011 12:00 am
Updated: 9:59 am, Fri Jan 14, 2011.
Through the thick gray fog, flocks of Greater White-Fronted
Geese circle the waters of the Cosumnes River Preserve in Galt.
Nearby, Sandhill cranes can be heard trumpeting to one and other in
the flooded agriculture fields. In the pond off Franklin Road, a
Great Blue Heron snatches a fish out of the water.
The fourth annual Winter Bird Festival brings out bird
enthusiasts and nature lovers — and also teaches Galt students
about the area around them. The Jan. 29 festival, sponsored by the
city of Galt, Cosumnes River Preserve, and Galt Joint Union
Elementary School District, has a youth art show, kids tour,
presentations on bats, wild animals, and the migratory birds that
grace the Galt and Lodi areas.
Friday, January 14, 2011 12:00 am.
Updated: 9:59 am.