Why This Site?
A critical midway stopover for many of the billion migratory birds that travel this 10,000-mile highway in the sky.
Habitat for 221 bird species, 45 mammalian species, 16 reptile and amphibian species, and more than 40 fish species.
The Center’s mission is to inspire conservation of the Pacific Flyway. It sits at an ideal interface between human culture and a major, globally significant, natural wetland area. Suisun Marsh comprises approximately 116,000 acres and alone represents over ten percent of California’s remaining natural wetlands. Rarely does a property of this size with such rich wildlife, scenic beauty, natural history and public accessibility become available to showcase nature’s grand display. The marsh is full of prolific wildlife, highlighted by countless migrating waterfowl that had once darkened the skies from horizon to horizon in days gone by.
Conservation and the Ecosystem
Suisun Marsh is at the juncture of San Francisco Bay and freshwater Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. It is a collection of some of the most important and delicate wildlife communities in California. The prominent placement of the Pacific Flyway Center on the edge of the marsh, highly visible from a major freeway, will be a permanent reminder to preserve, protect, educate and inspire our visitors to take care of the planet for lifetimes to come.