Stefano Potter and Christina Perdos visited nine refuges throughout California with a brief stop in Nevada. At Modoc NWR the pair was able to band a Sandhill Crane and saw a plethora of bird species. The next stop was Humboldt Bay NWR which brought a sand dune ecosystem that was unlike any other refuge the pair had visited. In addition they inventoried a string of refuges along the Sacramento River before heading to the San Francisco bay area. The Pelicans, Stilts, Turns, Egrets and Cormorants greeted them as they mapped trails at Don Edwards NWR. Recreational time included a visit to Yosemite National Park, the Muir Woods and Lake Tahoe.