Redding Field Office

Watchable Wildlife

Paynes Creek Wetlands

Red Winged Blackbird in the wetlands.Concerns have increased in recent years over population declines of migratory bird species that breed in North America and winter south of the United States - Neotropical Migratory Birds. The BLM recognizes this problem and has created the Payne's Creek Wetlands with the help of partners like California Fish and Game, Bureau of Reclamation, California Wildlife Conservation Board, and Ducks Unlimited in an effort to enhance populations of these birds and other species. The BLM manages this wetland area, located along the Pacific Flyway, to protect and enhance the existing riparian habitat and wildlife communities, as well as provide for recreational use, cultural and natural interpretation, and educational opportunities. For more information about the surrounding area see the Sacramento River Bend Outstanding Natural Area brochure.
Two geese at the wetlands.

For more information about wildlife watching on public lands managed by BLM California, click Watchable Wildlife. (Please note: This will take you to the statewide BLM California Web pages. Use the "Back" button on your browser to return to the BLM Redding Field Office pages.)

Bureau of Land Management
Redding Field Office
6640 Lockheed Drive
Redding, CA 96002
Phone: (530) 224-2100
Fax: (530) 224-2172
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M-F
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