From the Chico Enterprise-Record:
“The Sacramento Valley is receiving visitors by the tens of thousands. They land in groups in rice fields, congregate in refuges and idle away the day eating and squawking. Snow geese, swans, sandhill cranes and myriad migrating waterfowl have made their way to their winter stomping grounds.
“Soon, an influx of human visitors will arrive to check them out. The Snow Goose Festival — www.snowgoosefestival.org — has become a go-to event for bird watchers and people getting their feet wet in outdoor education.”