Gray Lodge Wildlife Area, where have you been all my life?!
While we were in the visitor's center at the Sacramento NWR asking about good places to see Wood Ducks (we STILL have yet to see one!), it was suggested that the elusive ducks like to hang out at Gray Lodge. We might not have spotted any wood ducks, but the visit to this incredibly beautiful place was well worth it! Out of all the refuges in Northern California, this might be the best, most well designed. There is all kinds of habitats for every different kind of bird and the auto tour was amazing.