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Palo Alto Baylands: Magnificent marshes will take your breath away

By: Jaymi Heimbuch on June 7, 2013, 1:08 p.m.

Photo: donjd2

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Beach bird

Wading birds and shore birds make up a large percentage of the species found in the Baylands Nature Preserve, like this avocet. Plovers, sandpipers and the endangered California clapper rail can all be found here. The area is active day and night because of the diversity of species.