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Wolf Spotted in Ventura County

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is investigating reports of a gray wolf in northern Ventura County. As yet there is no forensic evidence to confirm the sightings were of OR-93, the wolf that traveled over 900 miles, including through San Benito and Monterey counties, between January and April.

(Oct. 6, 2021) → Read the full Benito Link report
Communal Roost of Swainson’s Hawks Found in Panoche Valley

Hollister resident, birder and naturalist Debi Shearwater noted a rare find in San Benito County: 143 Swainson’s hawks in Panoche Valley. Shearwater says the bird is rare in San Benito County, though common in the Central Valley.

(Sept. 2, 2021) → Read the full Benito Link report

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