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Wildlife of the California Delta

Welcome to my Discovery Bay and California Delta wildlife and nature photo gallery.
As the waters from the Sierra Mountains make their way to San Francisco Bay they wind through a nearly endless network of rivers, tributaries and channels. The main rivers that feed this 1000 plus miles of waterways are the Sacramento, the San Joaquin and the Mokelumne. Originally used in the mid 1800s by the Gold Rush miners for transportation the rich soils of the Delta started to attract settlers and farmers. Today farming and unique waterside communities like Discovery Bay coexist in an area known for fishing, boating and other water oriented activities. The waterways around Discovery Bay and the California Delta are rich in wildlife with over 100 varieties of shore and trail birds as well as sea lions, beavers, otters, muskrats, turtles, snakes and a large variety of fish such as bluegill, striped/largemouth/smallmouth bass, sturgeon, catfish, shad, salmon, steelehead as well as crawdads.

You may have seen some of my images in local publications such as; The Bay & Delta Yachtsman magazine, The Delta Sun Times, The Delta Navigator newspaper, Black Diamond Living magazine, The Guide to Discovery Bay, The Discovery Bay Annual Calendar and Contra Costa County's 2007 & 2008 calendars.

This gallery contains images I captured in "My Backyard" the California Delta.

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For purchase or for usage rights contact: Bill Klipp, billklipp@wkimages.net
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Hawk   5
Hawk 5
Raccoon   8
Raccoon 8
Raccoon   7
Raccoon 7
Canada Geese  13
Canada Geese 13
Canada Geese  12
Canada Geese 12
Canada Geese  11
Canada Geese 11
Canada Geese  10
Canada Geese 10
Great Blue Heron  12
Great Blue Heron 12
Great Blue Heron & Snowy Egret  11
Great Blue Heron & Snowy Egret 11
Great Blue Heron  10
Great Blue Heron 10
Swainsons Hawk  7
Swainsons Hawk 7
Mallard Ducks  11
Mallard Ducks 11
Snowy Egret  25
Snowy Egret 25
Snowy Egret  24
Snowy Egret 24
Snowy Egrets  23
Snowy Egrets 23
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