California's For the Birds


They say when major disasters strike, some of the best survivors are birds. Yet the reality is that birds are disappearing as their habitats shrink. California and national wetland habitats shrink annually at an alarming rate with a dwindling 100 million acres of wetlands remaining. It's estimated that up to 43% of the nation's 1,262 threatened and endangered species rely on wetlands for their survival. California's wetlands offer a place for birds to survive and thrive, and are fun to visit if you obey the rules such as leaving your dogs at home and not riding motorized vehicles through wetlands areas.

One of the sources we use to find wetlands and visit them includes a database of wetlands in California (


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