Moovin’ n’ Groovin’ is this year’s theme at the Amador County Fair and who moves and grooves the longest distances and with more reason than our native migrating birds? Come see our window display July 27-30 which salutes 4 birds that survive by flying south for the winter to feed and back north in the spring to breed: the Calliope Hummingbird, the Cliff Swallow, the Mallard and the Swainson’s Hawk. The Calliope is our smallest migrator and the Swainson’s is our long distance migrator…back and forth to Argentina, a round trip of over 15,000 miles!
How do they do it? Is it genetic GPS, magnetic poles, or something else? Scientists are still trying to pinpoint how, but when they do, our own navigation capabilities will most likely benefit. Saving Wildlife Saves Us!
PawsPartners.org is an alliance formed between A-PAL Humane Society of Amador County and Tri County Wildlife Care, the latter serving native wildlife in Amador, Calaveras, and Eastern San Joaquin Counties. Since inception we have added the Shelter Partners volunteer group, who support our local Animal Control organization, and Amador County Animal Response Team (ACART).