In Chico and Durham, every bird counts

In Chico and Durham, every bird counts

There are 6 comments on the Chico Enterprise-Record story from Dec 20, 2009, titled In Chico and Durham, every bird counts. In it, Chico Enterprise-Record reports that:

Mary Schiedt of Yolo County walks near the Chico Creek Nature Center as she participates in the Christmas Bird Count on Saturday.

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Since: Sep 08

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#1 Dec 20, 2009
Good for these people and the birds. There is so little food for them left to forage for, so many native plants have been replaced with non native. Every bit of farm-able land is being used to pay taxes with. I would like to see at least 10% and more of all agricultural land set aside for habitat. And not just all in one place. Or just only what part of the farm is to marginal to farm economically. I want all hunting to stop. I want to believe "Thou shall not kill" means all animal life. And it includes not starving and poisoning them to death by killing off the birds food supply, their insects. Like the BCMVCD are doing.
Homeless Birds

Chico, CA

#2 Dec 20, 2009
Many years ago we lived on some pristine riparian habitat until someone came along and developed fifteen acres to built his two houses on our creek. Is the Nature Center not also development? Do these wonderful people not all live in homes and work in buildings that were once built on natural land that displaced our habitat?
Mark

Chico, CA

#3 Dec 20, 2009
I saw a bald eagle today! Near Durham! They migrate with the ducks into the area!
say what

Oroville, CA

#4 Dec 20, 2009
Notice no one got all thrilled about this article. FRUITCAKES

“Just using common sense”

Since: May 08

Oroville

#5 Dec 21, 2009
Actually the farms, particularly the rice fields are rich in animal habitat. My husband used to drive tractor out there and there is all kinds of wildlife out there. There are geese, ducks, mice rats, the predators that prey on them such as hawks, bald eagles, fox, coyote.... There are also the water animals such as crawdads, catfish, otters and beavers. You would be amazed at the amount of wildlife on these farms!!

Since: Sep 08

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#6 Dec 21, 2009
Brandy32 wrote:
Actually the farms, particularly the rice fields are rich in animal habitat. My husband used to drive tractor out there and there is all kinds of wildlife out there. There are geese, ducks, mice rats, the predators that prey on them such as hawks, bald eagles, fox, coyote.... There are also the water animals such as crawdads, catfish, otters and beavers. You would be amazed at the amount of wildlife on these farms!!
Been there, still there!
Not as amazed as you may have been had you seen it as it had been in years past. What we see today if we are lucky is only a "shadow" of what the environment was not very long ago and it is disappearing rapidly as each season passes. You Brandy have a good first day of Winter.

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