Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Loleta

#7 of 10 in Wildlife in Humboldt County
Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge is located on Humboldt Bay, on the California North Coast near the cities of Eureka and Arcata. The refuge exists primarily to protect and enhance wetland habitats for migratory water birds using the bay area, including tens of thousands of shorebirds, ducks, geese, swans, and the black brant. Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, along with other public and private lands around Humboldt Bay, is one of the key stopovers for the millions of migratory birds that rely on the Pacific Flyway. More than 200 bird species, including 80 kinds of water birds and four endangered species, regularly feed, rest, or nest on the refuge or other areas around the bay.
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  • Hiked for two miles and saw about 10 different types of birds. Beautiful area. Ranger in Visitors Center was very helpful and pointing out the trails and giving us a map. They also have lots of refere...  more »
  • There‚Äôs a lot on offer at this refuge, from a good visitors center, to wide walking paths through the marsh and pond areas, to a long, long spit with a calm bay on one side, and a wild coastline on th...  more »

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