Field Trip: Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area

Date: Saturday March 17, 2018

Time: 8:30 AM

Bruce Thomsen will lead a tour of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area west of Sacramento. (NSAS Event)


Leader: Bruce Thomsen

Description: The Yolo Bypass Wildlife area is approximately 16,600 acres of wetland just west of Sacramento along the Causeway in Yolo County. The area is a major wintering ground for waterfowl and shorebirds along the Pacific Flyway. We will spend the day driving along the levee roads and walking along designated trails in the wildlife area. Waterfowl, shorebirds, marsh wren, yellow-headed blackbirds, black-crowned night heron, red-tailed hawk, peregrine falcon, and white-tailed kite.

The Yolo Bypass is managed by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Yolo Bypass Foundation.

Bring: Lunch, water, and hat (it could be warm).

RSVP by March 12, 2018. For more information please contact Bruce Thomsen at, home phone (707) 224-1906, cell phone (209) 728-4631.

Directions: Meet at 8:30 AM on the levee on Levee Rd. just off of E. Chiles Rd. on the south west side of Interstate 80 and the Yolo Causeway.

From eastbound I-80: Take the East Chiles Road exit and travel east one-quarter mile to the west levee access.

From westbound I-80: Take the "County Road 32A East Chiles Road" exit immediately west of the west end of the Yolo Causeway, turn right at stop sign and head south under freeway to west levee access.

submitted on February 01, 2018, at 01:47 AM PST

Dialing in © 2009 Frank Toller NSAS Viewing Station at SF Bay Flyway Festival © 2008 Dave McMullen Lunch break on Friday Bird Walk © 2010 Dave McMullen Murray Berner © 2009 Frank Toller

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