Sports Briefs: Guided swan tours near Marysville
Guided swan tours near Marysville
There will be guided swan tours in rice fields near Marysville on Saturdays in December, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. These are driving tours along a short route with very little walking required where you may see tundra swans, ducks, geese, cranes, shorebirds, white pelicans, herons, egrets and raptors. Pre-registration is required on the DFG website, www.dfg.ca.gov/regions/2/SwanTours. Tours are free, but registrants are encouraged to make a donation online to the California Wildlife Foundation to support this program.
For more information please call (916) 358-2852.
Tours of Gray Lodge Wildlife Area
Interested outdoorsman might enjoy a guided wetland tour of Gray Lodge Wildlife Area, weekends from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at 3207 Rutherford Rd, Gridley (95948). On the Pacific Flyway at the base of the Sutter Buttes, Gray Lodge Wildlife Area is one of the premier birding spots in northern California. This public land provides appealing habitat for waterfowl, shorebirds and other wildlife. Migrating ducks arrive through fall and winter populations grow to hundreds of thousands. Local experts lead a 0.3-mile stroll on a paved trail to an elevated viewing deck and discuss wildlife adaptations, natural history, conservation efforts and how to identify wildlife. Tours are included in the $4 entrance fee and self-guided visitors are also welcome. Tours are cancelled in heavy rain. Please make reservations for groups of 12 or more.
For information or scheduling, contact the Gray Lodge Wildlife Area Naturalist Office at (530) 846-7505 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.dfg.ca.gov/lands/wa/region2/graylodge/index.html.
TCN seeking winter sports schedules
Tri-County Newspapers is in need of winter sports schedules from all the high schools in Tehama, Glenn and Colusa counties. Athletic directors or school officials may email schedules to email@example.com, or they may be faxed to 824-4804.
CIF holding logo design contest
The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) will soon be celebrating its 100th anniversary (1914-2014). In preparation of the year-long celebration they're asking all California high school students to help in designing the 100th anniversary logo. Selected logos will receive a $500 gift certificate to an electronics retailer.
For an application and complete contest rules visit www.cifstate.org.