Delevan National Wildlife Refuge California

Submitted By: MowFam08 on 29 Jul 2010
GPS Coordinates of Delevan National Wildlife Refuge
Latitude: 39.31151
Longitude: -122.099648

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Directions to Delevan National Wildlife Refuge
From Williams, take Interstate 5 north approximately nine miles to Maxwell Road exit. Drive east on Colusa-Maxwell Road for approximately four miles to graveled Four Mile Road, which parallels the west Refuge boundary. From Colusa, travel north on the Colusa-Princeton Road approximately 5 miles to Colusa-Maxwell Road. Turn west and travel four miles to graveled Four Mile Road.


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This is not really a place to go hiking, but more to enjoy wildlife watching. You get the best of wildlife observation without the physical exertion of hiking.

Wildlife: Waterfowl are present from September through March. See hundreds of thousands of ducks and geese from November through January. Many other birds and mammals can be seen year-round. There is limited wildlife viewing from a turnout off Maxwell Road

Habitat: 5,797 acres, including seasonal marsh, permanent ponds, and uplands.

Recreation: Enjoy wildlife observation and photography from the perimeter county roads. Waterfowl and pheasant hunting is permitted seasonally. Other wildlife you will see at Delevan include: giant garter snake, wintering peregrine falcon and bald eagle, breeding tricolored blackbird, and a large colony of the endangered palmate-bracted bird's beak. Resident wildlife include grebe, heron, blackbird, beaver, muskrat, black tailed deer and other species typical of upland and wetland habitats.


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