The Migratory Bird Conservation Partnership (Audubon California, The Nature Conservancy, and Point Blue Conservation Science), in partnership with the Delta Conservancy, and funding from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, is accepting online bids for the BirdReturns-Late Summer Farmlands Habitat Program. This program offers farmers and landowners in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and the Sacramento Valley an opportunity to receive financial compensation for providing a few weeks of ponded or shallow flooded habitat for migratory birds.

Applications are being accepted from May 8 to June 17 at noon. To apply, complete a one-page bid form with your bid price per acre and a map for each proposed field.

For more information, please visit the BirdReturns website or join program representatives for lunch and giveaways at one of the following in-person workshops:

North Delta:

Staten Island House
23319 N. Staten Island Rd. Thornton, CA 95686
5/21 or 6/11 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

South Delta:

San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation
3290 Ad Art Rd. Stockton, CA 95215
5/22 or 6/12 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Sacramento Valley:

Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau
475 Palora Ave., Suite A Yuba City, CA 95991
5/23 or 6/13 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.