Bufferlands Calendar of Events

2022 Calendar of Events & Activities

Overview

Each year, the Bufferlands plays host to public tours and events that offer unique opportunities to get close to nature.

Click on the links below to get a full description of the adventures that lie in store for you!

PLEASE NOTE: Utilizing COVID-19 guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, the California Department of Public Health, and Sacramento County Public Health, we have made the decision to cancel some upcoming events. Regional San is supportive of social distancing measures, and cancelling these events is one action we are taking to help slow the transmission of COVID-19 in our community.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

February 15, 2022           

The Changing Bird Populations at the Bufferlands (Virtual)                              

Time and log-in instructions will be posted here the week before the event. Please check back.

April 13, 2022

Bufferlands Evening Talk (Virtual)                                         

Time and log-in instructions will be posted here the week before the event. Please check back.

Previously Recorded Presentations

December 7, 2021

Raptors of the Bufferlands

To view the presentation, click here. (approx. 49 minutes)

September 8, 2021

Bufferlands Birds—Amazing Shorebirds

To view the presentation, click here. (approx. 59 minutes)

August 25, 2021

How to Identify 10 Common Dragonflies in the Sacramento Area

To view the presentation, click here. (approx. 22 minutes)

To view the poster mentioned in the presentation, click here.

May 4, 2021

Bufferlands BirdsHighlights of Spring Migration

To view the presentation, click here. (approx. 54 minutes)

April 14, 2021

Something Fishy is Going On at the Bufferlands!

To view the presentation, click here. (approx. 90 minutes)

March 9, 2021

Bufferlands Birds, Virtual Presentation—Sparrows, Finches, and other Winter Birds

To view the presentation, click here. (approx. 60 minutes)

February 9, 2021

Introduction to Bufferlands Birds, Virtual Presentation

To view the presentation, click here. (approx. 95 minutes)

No Pets, Please! For all Bufferlands events, we respectfully request that you please leave your dogs and other pets at home.

Event

The Changing Bird Populations at the Bufferlands

We’re sometimes asked about changes we’ve noticed over the years. We have records going back over 30 years, Christmas Bird Count data for 26 years, and many additional monitoring projects. Thirty years is a relatively short time, but long enough to notice significant changes, both in bird distribution and the habitat they depend on. There are as many examples of surprising resilience and increasing populations as there are of declines. Why are geese so much more numerous, Swainson’s Hawks holding their own, Say’s Phoebes and Western Bluebirds breeding where they hadn’t before? At the same time, Burrowing Owls and Loggerhead Shrikes are much harder to find. There have been impressive restoration efforts, habitat loss in the region, and even changes in average winter temperatures. Bird populations reflect these changes, sometimes in surprising ways.

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