It's one of North America's great birding destinations and it's only nine miles from Fortuna. Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge protects and enhances wetland habitats for thousands of shorebirds, ducks, swans and many others, including countless Aleutian cackling geese. They can bee seen at the Spring Flyoff the first weekend of March, rising out of their habitat and filling the air by the thousands on their migration from the Central Valley of California to the Aleutian Islands, along the Pacific Flyway. Find out more on birding and other wildlife by visiting the Refuge online.
Photos courtesy of Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge: