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


    Sutter NWR and the other refuges of the Sacramento Complex are best known for the large number of waterfowl, but also host shorebirds, waterbirds, raptors, songbirds, reptiles, and mammals. Click the link to visit the Sacramento NWR's wildlife page.

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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. Click the link to visit Sacramento NWR's habitat page.

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