(1422) TOUR – Cosumnes River Preserve Guided Wetlands Walk – November 5, 2022

The Cosumnes River Preserve is one of the most impressive stopovers on the Pacific Flyway for migratory birds. During the winter months, hundreds of thousands of waterfowl and numerous of other bird species visit the wetlands and surrounding riparian forest. Join Mary DuBose for an interpretive walk around this incredible preserve. You will likely see a diverse selection of ducks, geese, shore birds, raptors, and woodland birds. Sandhill Cranes are also commonly found along the edges of the marsh lands. This region was inhabited by the Miwok tribe prior to the arrival of European settlers and Mary will also share information about their culture. Be sure to bring your camera and binoculars for an exceptional experience.

Tour time: 8:55 – 10:35 a.m.

Meet your guide at the Cosumnes River Preserve Visitor Center (13501 Franklin Blvd., Galt, CA). Be prepared to walk a mile or two on smooth trails and a boardwalk.

Adult: $20.00
Youth: $18.00
Child: $16.00

Tickets went on sale online for purchase on September 5, 2022

Tour guides will receive a list of customers who have registered by October 30, 2022.

Customers who register online for a tour after that date must show the guide a hard copy or phone display of the email receipt. The receipt may go to your spam folder.

Unsold tickets will be available during the festival and can be purchased on this website.

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Meet your guide at the Cosumnes River Preserve Visitor Center, 13501 Franklin Blvd., Galt, CA, 95632. Park in the upper or lower parking lot.

Contact the Registration Coordinator in advance at if special accommodations are needed.


Cancellation Policy: Full refunds (minus a 3% processing fee) are available prior to a tour upon the customer’s request at A full refund is automatically issued for any events cancelled by the festival organizers.

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Mary DuBose

Check in with your guide at the Visitor Center and the tour will begin shortly.

Depart the Cosumnes River Preserve Visitor Center.

It is best to dress in layers.  The delta can be very cool in the morning and evening, but quite warm in the afternoon.

There is no food or water available on this tour, so participants are encouraged to bring a snack and a bottle of water if they like.

No, this tour does not require a Lands Pass.

Binoculars and a spotting scope may be brought on this tour.  Spotting scopes should be light enough to easily carry up to two miles.

You should definitely bring your camera.

Yes, handicap accessible restrooms or port-a-potty is available at the tour site. Nevertheless, everyone should use the restroom before the tour begins.

This tour requires the ability to walk a mile or two over generally level and even terrain.

This tour requires the ability to stand for at least an hour.

Yes, there is handicap parking available at the Visitor Center.

This tour site has hard surfaces with some unevenness and or slight inclines. It is wheelchair accessible to most viewing areas.

The Cosumnes River Preserve does not allow dogs. In general, it is not acceptable to bring dogs to the festival or on tours because they may interfere with other participants or disturb wildlife. Service animals must be handled so as not to disturb other people or wildlife. 

There are many insects, including mosquitos near the water, so long sleeve shirts and long pants are recommended. Insect repellent is recommended.

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