Get the Sierra Valley Birder's Guidebook
Sierra Valley is a birding paradise all year round. From vast numbers of birds migrating along the Pacific Flyway in spring and fall, to breeding songbirds, waders, and waterbirds throughout summer, to raptors in the winter, Sierra Valley’s habitats support the Sierra Nevada’s greatest diversity and abundance of birds.
Feather River Land Trust and Plumas Audubon Society teamed up to create a full color, pocket-sized Sierra Valley Birder’s Guidebook, an essential birding tool for novice and experienced birders alike.
Sierra Valley Birder's Guidebook
Explore birds and birding hotspots
Order your copy Sierra Valley Birder's Guidebook complete with: a checklist of Sierra Valley bird species, paintings of birds you're likely to see by local artist Harry Reeves, a list of Special Status bird species, and a map and directions to 10 birding hotspots. You'll learn why Sierra Valley's habitats matter and how to help conserve them.
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Order your copy by making a donation to FRLT and start exploring Sierra Valley’s spectacular birdlife.
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We’re grateful to volunteer Bob Battagin for working with Plumas Audubon Society and other local birding experts to compile the birding checklist and to our financial sponsors: Northern Sierra Partnership, PG&E Charitable Contributions, Mt.Diablo Audubon Society, Ohlone Audubon Society, Sacramento Audubon Society, Ceci Reynolds, and Aggie & Bill Keese.
Sierra Valley Preserve
The 2,500+acre Sierra Valley Preserve offers public access trails, a birding platform near the wetlands, and 360 degree views.
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Workshop Video: Birds of the Feather River region and where to see them with wildlife biologist and FRLT founder Paul Hardy.
A new Preserve headquarters and nature center is planned where visitors and locals alike can experience the wonders of Sierra Valley and deepen our understanding of the natural world and our place in it.
Check out FRLT’s new West Entrance to the Sierra Valley Preserve. Take a guided nature walk along our botanical trail with a California Naturalist, learn about the valley’s history, and our plans for a future nature center.
Explore Sierra Valley’s diverse and abundant birdlife with FRLT and Plumas Audubon Society at FRLT’s Sierra Valley Preserve, East Entrance (Maddalena).
Get out and experience the beauty of the Feather River region with FRLT's events on the land. From birding and botany to history and learning about Dixie Fire recovery, there's something for everyone!
Led by Rob Wade and FRLT, a national cohort of land trust folks are working to raise up the next next generation of earth stewards and building equitable, accessible, and community-driven programs for kids where they live.
Take a look back at 2021 with us and celebrate the successes made possible by our supporters. While it was a challenging year in many ways, we still have great things to celebrate in the Feather River region.
On October 4, 2021, C. Roy Carmichael students and teachers held a special ceremony—a “tred-ication—to break in the newest addition to their beloved Learning Landscapes site, Kids Creek Forest.
Protected in 2021, Bucks Lake is a Plumas County treasure. Surrounded by public lands and the PCT, the PG&E owned reservoir offers exceptional outdoor recreation and its habitats support a remarkable diversity of wildlife.