Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge Display -- May/June 2006

Snow Goose
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An exhibit about the Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), a critical bird habitat located in Orange County, is now on display at the Buena Park Library District. Esther Cummings of the Friends of the Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge has included some specimens of the birds that can be found in the Refuge. Among the birds displayed, you can see a snow goose, short-eared owl, California quail (the state bird) and a California least tern, an endangered species. None of the animals were killed for display - they died due to accidents. Also included in the display are maps, information on tours and volunteer opportunities at the Refuge. The display is on exhibit in the lobby now through the end of June 2006.

The Buena Park Library District is located at 7150 La Palma Avenue in Buena Park, between Knott and Western Avenues.

The Seal Beach NWR was established in 1972 on the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station. The Refuge encompasses 923 acres of tidal salt marsh in Anaheim Bay and is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Refuge was established to protect the endangered California least tern and the light-footed clapper rail, and to provide quality habitat for other threatened species. Tours of the Refuge are conducted on the last Saturday of the month. For more information, about the National Wildlife Refuge, call (562) 598-1024 or visit its website.

The Buena Park Library is open Mondays through Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For information, please call the Reference Desk at 714-826-4100, ext. 125.

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