Tour of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area

Sat, May 14th 2022, 8:00am - 11:00am
45211 Co Rd 32B, Davis, CA 95618

Yolo Basin Foundation offers monthly tours of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area (October – June) and the City of Davis Wetlands. The tours are appropriate for all levels of outdoor enthusiasts and birders. These are driving tours on gravel roads with several stops and an occasional, optional short walk. Pets are not allowed on tours.

Tours are limited to 30 people. Every individual must be registered to participate. By registering, you are agreeing to follow current health and safety protocols including wearing a mask if unvaccinated for the entirety of the event, maintaining 6 feet of distance from other individuals or groups, providing transportation for yourself and/or your group, and not attending if you are sick. Social distancing practices will be in place when walking and stopping to view wildlife.

Please bring your own binoculars if you have them. Binoculars are available to borrow.

Donations to support our wetlands education programs are greatly appreciated! There is a suggested donation of $10/adult for tours.

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 Sabreena Britt at

Registration for this event can be found here