The Pacific Flyway Center (PFC) is a major interpretive and educational facility that will introduce the public to the wonders of the Flyway and inspire wildlife conservation and land stewardship. Inspired in part by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in the United Kingdom, the Pacific Flyway Center will restore wetlands and make them accessible to the visiting public.
The Pacific Flyway is a "superhighway in the sky" that stretches for 10,000 miles from the Arctic to Patagonia. Each year, more than a billion birds travel the Flyway on their annual migrations. Along the way, they need stopover sites with suitable habitat and food supplies. Many of these sites are impacted by development and other factors that threaten to affect the viability of the entire Flyway.
The Pacific Flyway Center's main attraction will offer the opportunity for children and adults to experience the beauty of the Flyway's wildlife firsthand through pathways that allow visitors to walk along the Suisun Marsh. Visitors will be able to experience the Flyway while inspiring support for the conservation of the Flyway's wildlife, wetlands, and watersheds.
The Pacific Flyway Center - the vision of Ken Hofmann - is in the planning and design phase of its development. In the months ahead, we will be working with our board, wetland experts, agency staff, legislators, and a network and supporters and donors to bring this vision to life. The center will be a gift to the public, a beacon for conservation of the Flyway, and a tremendous legacy for those who help make it a reality.