Category Archives: Wildlife Refuge


Just a few Geese and Cranes

I spent yesterday on a long and productive day trip out to the central valley, spending the morning at San Luis NWR and the afternoon and evening in Merced National Wildlife Refuge. We’re at the […]


The Sandhill Crane Evening Fly-in

I’ve talked before about how beautiful the evening fly-in can be; with thousands of Sandhill Cranes or Geese (or all at once) coming in to the refuge in the last light of the day, vocalizing […]

Merced National Wildlife Refuge — 12/9

On the way back from my most recent trip to LA I was able to time the run up I-5 so I could get to Merced National Wildlife Refuge about 90 minutes before sunset. That […]

Merced Wildlife Refuge with the Sigma 150-600 Lens

Laurie and I traditionally use the Thanksgiving weekend to visit the Merced area refuges (Merced NWR and San Luis NWR) when weather permits, and this year was no exception. For me, it was the first […]