Monthly Tours of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area
NOTICE: The Wildlife Area is currently closed due to damage to the roads. We will update this page when the Wildlife Area opens again.
Dates And Times: The third Sunday of each month except July, August and September.
Tour times: October through April, 9 a.m. – noon
May and June, 8-11 a.m.
Reservations are required to attend.
Description: Tour the Yolo Wildlife Area with an experienced field trip leader the second Saturday of the month from October through June. View flooded seasonal and permanent wetlands, native grasslands and young riparian forests. Depending on the season, look for migrating and resident waterfowl, shorebirds, songbirds, raptors, and wading birds.
During periods of inclement weather or flooding, please check here or on our Facebook page for possible trip cancellation.
Children are welcome on all trips. Each child must be registered as a guest to make sure we stay within our set attendee limit. Pets are not allowed on tours. Thank you!
Meeting Location: Meet in Parking Lot A at the Yolo Wildlife Area a few minutes before the start of the tour.
From Davis take I-80 East and exit at Mace Blvd. Turn left at the end of the off-ramp (Chiles Road). Go straight through the next light and travel approximately 4-miles to the end of the road. Drive up on to the levee and enter the Wildlife Area on the left.
From Sacramento take I-80 West. At the west end of the Yolo Causeway bridge take the first exit (County Road 32A, East Chiles Road). Turn right at the end of the off-ramp and go under the freeway. Turn left onto the levee and enter the Wildlife Area on the left.
What to Bring: For warm weather bring a hat and sunscreen. For cold weather dress in layers. For all trips bring water, binoculars, spotting scopes and comfortable walking shoes or boots. Please leave pets at home.
For more information, contact our tour coordinator at email@example.com.
Interested in a private tour? Your group can experience the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area on a private tour led by Yolo Basin Foundation docents! Private tours can be from one to three hours and can be adjusted to meet your accessibility needs. If you are associated with a school group, please see our Discover the Flyway school programs.
Groups with 20 people or less: $200
Groups with more than 20 people: $250
(Participant maximum is 40 people. Larger group tours are not currently available.)
We ask that tour requests be submitted at least a month in advance. Our ability to fulfill private tour requests is dependent on volunteer docent availability. For more information and to request a tour, please contact our tour coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.