2009 Audubon California Magpie Survey
Yellow-billed magpies have been my favorite bird since my youth. When I was young, my good friend Ranse and I would hop on our bikes and ride out past the edge of town to go fishing and I was always fascinated with the many magpies we would pass along the way.
The Yellow-billed Magpie which is often the subject of my painting, lives in California’s Central Valley and along the coast ranges; and more to the point the largest population is here in Yolo County.
By clicking on the top image, you can access the 2009 Yellow-Billed Magpie survey results and if you are interested you can also access information to help with future studies of this beautiful and unusual bird.