Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary

The Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary is home to the City of Arcata’s innovative wastewater treatment facility. The sanctuary is 307 acres, including freshwater marshes, salt marsh, tidal sloughs, grassy uplands, mudflats, brackish marsh, approximately 5 miles of walking and biking paths (PDF) ...more ↓

2328437732 4cbb453c24 m
Sora 1
Porzana carolina
3217157756 2790724d63 m
Virginia Rail 2
Rallus limicola
3390640523 3de36f4665 m
American Coot 3
Fulica americana
2841112888 ec420af3b7 m
Belted Kingfisher 4
Megaceryle alcyon
3303664749 9c02219c9b m
Eurasian Collared-Dove 5
Streptopelia decaocto
2852500668 79db53a2d8 m
Baird's Sandpiper 6
Calidris bairdii
2952213190 5d5d232720 m
Western Sandpiper 7
Calidris mauri
2922391345 d0c049a29d m
Dunlin 8
Calidris alpina
3090319768 0f7363d944 m
Least Sandpiper 9
Calidris minutilla
Small
Long-billed Dowitcher 10
Limnodromus scolopaceus
2909449935 0025ea25ef m
Greater Yellowlegs 11
Tringa melanoleuca
2491426102 e3da22169c m
Lesser Yellowlegs 12
Tringa flavipes
3483969283 6481ba89d1 m
Whimbrel 13
Numenius phaeopus
2233618593 2be083e05c m
Long-billed Curlew 1
Numenius americanus
473835684 9c0e3e1f76 m
Ruddy Turnstone 14
Arenaria interpres
Small
Marbled Godwit 15
Limosa fedoa
500243357 3436c7da97 m
Red-necked Phalarope 1
Phalaropus lobatus
2456260290 5d7be4a42b m
Eared Grebe 16
Podiceps nigricollis
2128032556 f0f5ff0652 m
Horned Grebe 11
Podiceps auritus
37186 orig
Red-necked Grebe 17
Podiceps grisegena
509015938 62af1c6851 m
Western Grebe 1
Aechmophorus occidentalis
2093295755 4a6353a5a7 m
Pied-billed Grebe 18
Podilymbus podiceps
3063015094 3a925a480d m
Double-crested Cormorant 19
Phalacrocorax auritus
Small
Brown Pelican 20
Pelecanus occidentalis
3240738322 5fed67e037 m
Western Gull 6
Larus occidentalis
2255619597 e4ec656a34 m
Ring-billed Gull 21
Larus delawarensis
12043662946 bed4855dd5 m
Prairie Falcon 22
Falco mexicanus
2240766789 f49fe4598c m
Peregrine Falcon 23
Falco peregrinus
3213612671 8cfcf8e5e1 m
American Kestrel 2
Falco sparverius
2392366041 c677fb4e59 m
Merlin 24
Falco columbarius
3070052982 fc77b55b1c m
Turkey Vulture 25
Cathartes aura
287782863 4b0e6cface m
Killdeer 26
Charadrius vociferus
3105670267 56bc585a46 m
Semipalmated Plover 27
Charadrius semipalmatus
2383930838 f64e29e435 m
Black-necked Stilt 28
Himantopus mexicanus
2516691315 01aa9b2454 m
American Avocet 29
Recurvirostra americana
3534443038 95272a2c97 m
Black-bellied Plover 11
Pluvialis squatarola
2606123012 4950fc7033 m
Snowy Egret 9
Egretta thula
3020707979 b5bee7ddc0 m
Great Blue Heron 1
Ardea herodias
7833907760 cd9f23ed0a m
Black-crowned Night-Heron 30
Nycticorax nycticorax
864294663 d5258c1e03 m
Green Heron 31
Butorides virescens
2967045759 16c39101fa m
American Bittern 11
Botaurus lentiginosus
Small
Northern Harrier 15
Circus cyaneus
3429468966 4ab9c5835a m
Swainson's Hawk 32
Buteo swainsoni
3218807582 d0f545b145 m
Red-shouldered Hawk 27
Buteo lineatus
2939911664 a9e7513df5 m
Red-tailed Hawk 33
Buteo jamaicensis
2943084055 1d5b4ff63f m
White-tailed Kite 33
Elanus leucurus
Small
Anna's Hummingbird 34
Calypte anna
3050932703 a7480060f2 m
Eurasian Wigeon 11
Anas penelope
2693516589 5b8d9fed79 m
Mallard 35
Anas platyrhynchos
3251852680 d02c5a6d98 m
Northern Pintail 36
Anas acuta
3254016122 89686393cd m
Green-winged Teal 37
Anas crecca
2507703230 bbdb3f60f4 m
Cinnamon Teal 38
Anas cyanoptera
2536608097 ede4e67161 m
Blue-winged Teal 39
Anas discors
3137690749 04e5521002 m
Gadwall 40
Anas strepera
398186419 aaf020abbf m
Northern Shoveler 39
Anas clypeata
2039090507 e47cd5cc43 m
American Wigeon 39
Anas americana
381050741 90896bd773 m
Bufflehead 39
Bucephala albeola
2398614793 0e6b13c2e5 m
Red-breasted Merganser 41
Mergus serrator
2262790192 e1ff5f683d m
Common Merganser 40
Mergus merganser
2064089942 b299bdbf85 m
Surf Scoter 39
Melanitta perspicillata
483155816 a2f6401856 m
Ring-necked Duck 39
Aythya collaris
2468518965 49e18dbfe0 m
Tufted Duck 39
Aythya fuligula
3050005115 8b4d36ae2a m
Greater Scaup 19
Aythya marila
3365308497 cdcb2c3b55 m
Lesser Scaup 42
Aythya affinis
2854178297 ee700b0f77 m
Redhead 43
Aythya americana
2253464680 28433662c7 m
Canvasback 44
Aythya valisineria
Small
Ross's Goose 45
Chen rossii
2406154101 f873b2d4b0 m
Ruddy Duck 16
Oxyura jamaicensis
2306412534 76dd3aa8a7 m
Canada Goose 46
Branta canadensis
2954623114 5aa2938dd1 m
Wood Duck 7
Aix sponsa
355334429 f3ea5c9474 m
Hooded Merganser 31
Lophodytes cucullatus
5512560241 1c1d8e67b6 m
Cedar Waxwing 47
Bombycilla cedrorum
2514267752 97fb1593d5 m
Marsh Wren 39
Cistothorus palustris
Small
Common Raven 48
Corvus corax
8133842262 d47ab5e6f0 m
Song Sparrow 49
Melospiza melodia
2942826690 761e551f07 m
Fox Sparrow 4
Passerella iliaca
2113438171 279d1ff528 m
White-crowned Sparrow 50
Zonotrichia leucophrys
6226936028 f558cf70e2 m
White-throated Sparrow 51
Zonotrichia albicollis
3148797396 169c43f491 m
Golden-crowned Sparrow 52
Zonotrichia atricapilla
2939912802 9c1d026c1d m
Spotted Towhee 33
Pipilo maculatus
Small
Western Meadowlark 34
Sturnella neglecta
Small
Red-winged Blackbird 53
Agelaius phoeniceus
8133812669 6ee0732713 m
Dark-eyed Junco 49
Junco hyemalis
3623247939 992deef374 m
Yellow-breasted Chat 54
Icteria virens
2344931549 ae0a8d3f1f m
Brown-headed Cowbird 44
Molothrus ater
10588718035 ab84459e5d m
Red Crossbill 55
Loxia curvirostra
42147 260 190
Cliff Swallow 56
Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
30665 orig
Barn Swallow 57
Hirundo rustica
2557867884 d465468c1d m
Violet-green Swallow 11
Tachycineta thalassina
435466650 1ea6cb197e m
Tree Swallow 39
Tachycineta bicolor
439779782 122ee6bcf0 m
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 44
Stelgidopteryx serripennis
101735605 a60d7f0df0 m
American Robin 58
Turdus migratorius
2101493177 d2c0ddb1ba m
Red-breasted Nuthatch 59
Sitta canadensis
6164665952 20208a7af8 m
European Starling 51
Sturnus vulgaris
2950477416 62837d32a6 m
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 60
Tyrannus forficatus
2982248215 b96cfcdc30 m
Black Phoebe 11
Sayornis nigricans
8245166143 a0f2df39bd m
Downy Woodpecker 61
Picoides pubescens
2471624146 2bb91c5652 m
Long-eared Owl 44
Asio otus
388569179 7a630354de m
Short-eared Owl 39
Asio flammeus
208477821 f5850bba39 m
Barn Owl 62
Tyto alba

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