Volunteer
  • Ducks Profile
  • Crane In Flight
  • Wetlands
  • Valley Oak
  • Egrets
  • Shorebirds
  • Dancing Cranes
  • Poppies
  • Sunset
  • Flooded Oak

Hiking

Within the 50,000+ acres of the preserve, we have over 11 miles of pristine trail for you to hike. Some days you can walk for hours without spotting another human being, enjoying in your solitude the serene majesty of nature.

Wildlife

The preserve is home to more than 250 bird species, more than 40 fish species, and some 400+ plant species have been verified. Keep an eye out for Greater and Lesser Sandhill Cranes, Northern Pintail, Swainson’s Hawks, and Black-necked Stilts. Within the preserve you can see for yourself the rich variety of American wildlife.

Field Trips

We welcome group visits and school field trips, and have a training program and teaching materials available for schoolteachers — or you can take one of our volunteer-guided tours!

Upcoming Events

Jan
20

11th Annual Galt Winter Bird Festival

An Exciting bird festival for children, adults, novice birders and experienced birders alike. There are free presentation, exhibit booths, kids activities and paid tours. Keynote Speaker - Paul Bannick and award winning photographer and author.
Jan
27

Ducks in Scopes

Don’t forget to stop by the Cosumnes River Preserve and check out “Ducks In Scopes”, where preserve docents have a row of scopes set up, some set lower to accommodate children.
Feb
03

River Walk Bird Survey

The walk takes you through wetlands, riparian forest, grasslands, and to the Cosumnes River. The walk covers about four miles and at a leisurely pace, should take approximately four hours, so be sure to bring a lunch and liquids
Feb
03

Ducks in Scopes

Don’t forget to stop by the Cosumnes River Preserve and check out  “Ducks In Scopes”, where preserve docents have a row of scopes set up, some set lower to accommodate children.  They’ll focus on giving you good views of the many colorful ducks and geese, as well as some of the more interesting shorebirds
Feb
11

Ducks in Scopes

Don’t forget to stop by the Cosumnes River Preserve and check out  “Ducks In Scopes”, where preserve docents have a row of scopes set up, some set lower to accommodate children.  They’ll focus on giving you good views of the many colorful ducks and geese, as well as some of the more interesting shorebirds

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