After a great day of birding the other two refuges above, continue onto the llano Seco Unit and later Gray Lodge State Wildlife Area for more views of waterfowl. Llano Seco has viewing platforms which afford great close views of ducks and geese ! Often on the drive to the unit we see Tundra Swans in the fields, along with Sandhill Cranes. Afterwards we will proceed south to Gray Lodge to hopefully view the fly in (or out?) of waterfowl at sunset. Depending on timing we may do a short walk. We plan on meeting the group at Starbucks in Willows at 505 N. Humboldt. This is just adjacent to I-5 on the east side. We can then drive to Llano seco together checking the fields. Bring you lunch. Trip will go rain or shine. If you plan on an overnight stay, there are several hotels in Willows (Best Western, Holiday Inn, Super 8, Motel 6) Note: Gray Lodge Wildlife Area does require a CDFW Lands Pass ($5.40 in 2023), which can be purchased https://wildlife.ca.gov/Licensing/LandsPass or by calling (800) 565-1458. Purchase available after 1/1/24 Directions: from I –5 in Willows go east on Hwy 162, turn left on N. Humboldt to the Starbucks. If you wish to go directly to Llano Seco, continue on Hwy 162 thru Butte City, left on Rd 2, staying on that road, then left on 7-mile Rd to the unit. Restrooms are available. The group should be there about 10AM.