Wildlife and Habitat

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The Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex provides nearly 70,000 acres of wetland, grassland, and riparian habitats for a wide array of waterfowl, shorebirds, raptors, waterbirds, songbirds, reptiles, and mammals.  The Complex currently supports nearly 300 species of birds.

  • Wildlife


    The refuges of the Sacramento Complex are best known for the large number of waterfowl, but also host shorebirds, waterbirds, raptors, songbirds, reptiles, and mammals.

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  • Habitats


    Refuges are important to wildlife because they provide unique habitats including wetlands, vernal pools, alkali meadows, grasslands, and riparian forests.

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