Cosumnes River Preserve
Cosumnes River Preserve ranges in habitats from ranchlands and wetlands, to Valley Oak forests. The preserve is wintering habitat for thousands of Sandhill Cranes. Other species seen at the preserve include Peregrine Falcon, Bald Eagle, migratory songbirds, and wintering waterfowl. Species such as Least Bittern and Black Rail have been heard on occasion in parts of the preserve. Rarities such as Eastern Phoebe have turned up on the preserve and Wild Turkey sometimes find their way down from the hills along the riverbed.
Directions: From Hwy 5 between Sacramento and Stockton, take the Twin Cities Rd exit east to Franklin blvd and turn right (south) toward the preserve. Follow Franklin Blvd south until you reach the visitor's center and trails.
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