From The Sacramento Bee:
“Each fall for millenia, tundra swans have arrived by the thousands to spend winters on Sacramento Valley wetlands and rice fields. They travel thousands of miles along the Pacific Flyway from their summer breeding grounds in the Alaskan and Canadian Arctic.
“Now, the cities of Marysville and Yuba City are laying ambitious plans to honor the majestic snow-white bird with an annual festival. On Nov. 9 and 10, the two cities straddling the Feather River will join forces to launch the California Swan Festival.”