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Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge
Reviewed 23 December 2012

Even if you are not a nature-lover, the sight of hundreds of thousands of ducks and geese circling overhead with the cacophany of sound stirs the blood. Late fall and winter on the refuge gives you a sense of what the natural world was like before man was here. The six-mile tour route takes you past dozens of fields and ponds holding an assortment of waterfowl. You can drive at your own pace, stopping as often as you want to gaze, wonder and photograph the waterfowl, pheasants, deer, and other wildlife you encounter. We have taken this trip many times and no two are ever the same. Just make sure you stay for sunset or sunrise, because the pink and orange sky filled with white geese will be one of your most memorable experiences ever. It's like being on the inside of a just-shaken snowdome!

6  Thank Donna P
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Reviewed 22 October 2012

Great place to bird watch and take some fantastic photos. Do take the time to go off the beaten path and drive through. Stop and talk with people and employees within the Refuge.

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Reviewed 11 September 2012

This is a great place for bird watchers. There are lots of local birds year round and migratory birds at certain times. The Refuge is closed during nesting season, so be sure to check.

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Reviewed 14 May 2012

Although we visited after most of the birds had left we saw coyotes and deer.

1  Thank Betty241
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

This is a beautiful and wonderful place. You can drive or walk and during the winter you will see many different types of birds. AMAZING

2  Thank Carol R
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