Check out these spots for viewing migrating and over-wintering birds of all kinds. Helping to fill in the blanks, the Napa Solano Audubon Society offers a field trip to American Canyon for a Bird Walk and Migration workshop, Saturday, November 5 at 9am, along with other field trips for bird watching. The organization also provides a three-page checklist of common Solano County birds. If you are lucky, you might even see some of the birds on the threatened and endangered species list including the Cooper’s hawk, Swainson’s hawk, burrowing Owl and Short-eared owl. For more locations, visit

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Lake Herman

Benicia waterfront

• First Street pier, end of First Street at the waterfront

• Benicia Marina, along the waterfront peninsula by “Benicia Bench” sculpture

•Benicia State Park, anywhere along the waterfront marshes

• Lake Herman Recreation Area, Lake Herman Road

• Levee Walking Trail, where I-680 northbound bridge meets the northern shoreline


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Levee Walking Trail

Vallejo & Mare Island

• Glen Cove Waterfront Park, Whitesides Drive off Regatta Drive, Vallejo

• Vallejo Marina & Waterfront Promenade, Mare Island Way, Vallejo

• White Slough, access by bike path between Sacramento St and Sonoma Blvd, Vallejo

• Mare Island Heritage Preserve, south end of Railroad Ave, Mare Island

• San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge, 'A' Street, west of Azuar Ave, Mare Island