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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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Snowy Egrets   33
Snowy Egrets 33
Swainson's Hawk & American Kestrel   8
Swainson's Hawk & American Kestrel 8
Swainsons Hawk   9
Swainsons Hawk 9
Raccoon  2018  6
Raccoon 2018 6
Raccoons  2018  5
Raccoons 2018 5
River Otter  2018   8
River Otter 2018 8
River Otter  2018   7  -- 2019 Town of Discovery Bay Calendar Winner
River Otter 2018 7 -- 2019 Town of Discovery Bay Calendar Winner
River Otter  2018   6
River Otter 2018 6
Full Moon  2018  1
Full Moon 2018 1
American Kestrel   36
American Kestrel 36
American Kestrel   35
American Kestrel 35
Belted Kingfisher 15
Belted Kingfisher 15
Canada Geese  51
Canada Geese 51
Canada Geese  50
Canada Geese 50
Caspian Tern  7
Caspian Tern 7
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