Re “Pacific Flyway is a tourist attraction” (Our Region, Jan. 4): Thank you for your coverage about the importance of the Pacific Flyway for migrating birds. As our wetlands continue to shrink, our local habitat becomes even more important.
Fortunately, migrating birds can easily locate the remaining habitat, but that may not be true of us humans. Your listing of “major protected habitats” failed to mention one of the hidden gems of the immediate area: Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. Located just south of Sacramento along Interstate 5, Stone Lakes provides more then 6,500 acres of habitat to migrating birds and resident wildlife.
Dale Claypoole, Sacramento, president, Friends of Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
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