The Davis Wetlands provides a mosaic of habitats that provide food and cover for numerous wildlife species. There are five types of habitat including permanent open water, seasonal wetland, native grassland, riparian woodland, and mudflats. Open water habitat serves as refuge and brooding water for wintering and resident waterfowl. Seasonal wetlands and mudflats host shorebirds, migrant and resident songbirds, and an array of mammals. The grasslands and riparian woodland are largely composed of native plants. Grasslands and woodlands are important habitat for birds-of-prey, song birds, mammals, reptiles and nesting waterfowl. As the trees in the riparian woodlands mature they will function as wind brakes to help reduce erosion in the Wetlands.