Fun Fact #56
The first grammar school in Oroville was built on Bird Street in the 1870s.




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Outdoors : Birding



Birds of all variety find this area a haven. As part of the Pacific Flyway zone, Butte County's winter migratroy waterfowl populations are considered nothing less than spectacular.

Birds of Butte include Ruddy Duck, Great Egret, Bald Eagle, Tundra Swan, Ross' Goose, Golden Eagle, Mallard, Barn Owl, Merlin, Killdeer, Mourning Dove, Snowy Egret, Great Blue Heron, White-Faced Ibis, Snow Goose, Canada Goose, Burrowing Owl, Northern Pintail, Cavasback, Pheasant, Common Snipe, Rock Dove, American Bittern, Ring-Necked Duck, Black-Shouldered Kite, Green-Winged Teal, Red-Tailed Hawk, American Wigeon, Greater Sandhill Crane, Northern Shoveler, California Gull, Spotted Sandpiper and Green-Backed Heron.

Chico's Abundant Farmlands
Gray Lodge Wildlife Area
Oroville State Wildlife Area
The Upper Ridge




Gray Lodge Wildlife Area

The Sutter Buttes is the backdrop for 8'400 acres of wetlands. Located 8 miles southeast of Gridley, the area is the most extensively used wetlands i...
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