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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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Caspian Tern  6
Caspian Tern 6
Caspian Tern  5
Caspian Tern 5
Common Tern  25
Common Tern 25
Great Blue Heron  54
Great Blue Heron 54
Great Blue Heron  53
Great Blue Heron 53
Great Blue Heron  52
Great Blue Heron 52
Great Horned Owl  51
Great Horned Owl 51
Great Horned Owl  50
Great Horned Owl 50
Green Heron  51
Green Heron 51
Green Heron  50
Green Heron 50
Mallard Ducks  51
Mallard Ducks 51
Mallard Ducks 50
Mallard Ducks 50
Night Heron  50
Night Heron 50
Night Heron  51
Night Heron 51
Snowy Egret  100
Snowy Egret 100
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