Bird Watching is a popular activity in the Yuba-Sutter area, and our list of birds in the Yuba-Sutter area can help you get started.


Turkey vultures (Cathartes aura) are found year-round in all areas of Sutter County and all areas below approximately 2,000 feet in Yuba County—in other words, from approximately Dobbins downward. During the summer, they temporarily extend their range to encompass all of both counties. This turkey vulture is shown flying above Sicard Flat. Photo by queerbychoice.

You may also be interested in birdwatching in other counties nearby. The Chico Wiki has a page on Birding in Chico, while the Davis Wiki has a page on Birds and Bird Watching in Davis. In Sacramento, there are always plenty of birds to see on the American River Bike Trail.



Swan Identification Field Trip in District 10, Yuba County Birding in Chico Birdwatching in Davis American River Bike Trail Birdwatching