Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Gray Lodge Wildlife Area ↔ Gridley, California

Welcome to the Gray Lodge Wildlife Area!

Now that the road to Lassen is closed due to all that wintertime snow, we're headed to one of my favorite birding spots in the valley to check out the wildlife.

Gray Lodge is just one of the many areas in the Pacific Flyway that offers refuge to migrating birds.

The entire area has incredible views of the Sutter Buttes...

There's a four dollar per person fee to visit Gray Lodge or you can use your CDFW Lands Pass.

They've recently made improvements to the refuge, including a paved trail, sloped for the mobility impaired, and better restroom accessibility.

I was really impressed by how accessible they've made this area so that everyone can enjoy the beauty of this place.

I could have stood at the viewing platform and watched the shorebirds all day, except the bugs and mosquitoes were out in full force and we were getting eaten alive. Don't forget to bring insect repellent!

The 3 mile loop auto tour is a great way to see all the birds and geese you can handle right from the comfort of your own car...

Here is the website for Gray Lodge where you can find maps, wildlife checklists and more information.

To find out more about the types of birds found at Gray Lodge, go to my birding blog Wings and Daydreams where I've posted lots of photos.

Watch the highlight video from our visit:

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Let's go on an adventure!

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