About the Complex
The Complex headquarters are located at Sacramento NWR, in Willows, CA.
Colusa is managed as part of the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
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About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
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Wood ducks typically nest in holes of trees but duck boxes can also provide a great nesting site. Colusa NWR is a great place to spot wood ducks in the spring and summer. Walk quietly on the trail and you might see them!Visit Sacramento NWR's wildlife page
For the wildlife viewing area: from Colusa, drive one-half mile west on Highway 20 to the Refuge entrance. From Williams, exit Interstate 5 on exit 578 for Highway 20 Clear Lake/Colusa turn east. Travel approximately six miles on Highway 20 to graveled Ohair Road.
For hunting area: visit the map page belowclick here to find: Directional Maps to Refuge and to Hunter Check Station
Did you know?
Often small groups of northern shovelers bring food to the surface by swimming rapidly in a circle while swinging their bills side to side. They strain aquatic vegetation, plankton, and tiny invertebrates through the comblike edges of their shovel-shaped bill.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Mike Peters
Last Updated: Sep 12, 2013