Sacramento NWR in Glenn County, California (location website)

Photos by Bill Walker

Location Notes

We visit Sacramento NWR at least 1 times a year.
Note to photographers: Take the auto tour route in the winter for some great opportunities for close-up shots at overwintering birds. If lighting permits, be prepared to shoot out both sides of the car, preferably by sitting in back and having someone else drive (thanks, Mary!) Also walk the trees near the parking lots for passerines. Check the trees and ponds near the visitor center, and look for rarity sightings in the notebook inside the visitor center. Bathrooms available. Entrance fee (or buy your federal duck stamp at your local post office).

Location Map

112 Species

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Phasianidae (Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Gruidae (Cranes)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Tytonidae (Barn-Owls)
Strigidae (Owls)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Laniidae (Shrikes)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Aegithalidae (Long-tailed Tits)
Sittidae (Nuthatches)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Regulidae (Kinglets)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)