Pacific Flyway Panels
The two large panels intersecting the second ring and featuring migrating birds contain imagery with multiple facets of symbolism in the seal narrative. In relation to the central image, they represent the Pacific Flyway, another element of the “Crossroads” that are integral to the city’s development, vision and sense of place.
The panel with the words “City of Davis” features a migrating Swainson’s Hawk and an image of radiating fields, symbolizing our city’s agricultural beginnings, and, in partnership with the university, its enduring leadership in the field of agriculture. It also represents the Aspiration for synergy between nature and agriculture, as well the long-term goal of protecting agricultural land in our city’s planning and conservation.