Along the way, they make pit stops in the wetlands of California. First come the shorebirds like avocets and sandpipers. Then it’s the warblers, orioles, and flocks of waterfowl such as geese and ducks.
The most majestic creature of all may be the long-legged sandhill cranes. An ancient species with a fossil record of 2.5 million years, the bird is often likened to a raptor: standing up to four feet tall with a wingspan of seven feet.
Check out this map with updated sandhill crane sightings across California. 👉 Sandhillfinder
— This entry was written by Meg Bernhard, a journalist from California.