This summer, water will be kept in several ponds surrounding Parking Lot B. This includes the area just north of B, the pond where the ramp is to the west of B, as well as the pond on the trail directly east (where the Black-crowned Night Heron roost is).

In addition, there will be summer water in the ponds to the north of Parking Lot F, and from there you can look east across the Toe Drain to see the heron rookery.

Every summer two rice fields (about 200 acres) are fallowed and shallowly flooded for shorebird habitat. Due to a "plumbing" problem, the order of the flooding has been switched. Please follow the link to a map of the two fields. Thanks to Dan Brown for making it.

Map: Areas and dates of flooding

To access the currently flooded field, people can park at the turnout at the corner just after turning south towards Parking Lot C. From there walk north across the road that crosses the ditch then take an immediate right to the first open trail on the right.

The field that will be flooded in August is located to the east of Parking Lot C in the same location as last year. Park in C and walk east on the trail directly opposite the parking lot entrance to get there.

Please note: The water you see north of the Yolo Causeway is run-off from the South Davis Drain and not Wildlife Area water.

Map of the Wildlife Area

New! A short video about Yolo Basin Foundation and the Discover the Flyway Program.

Summer 2014 Mural Project

Looking for volunteers to help design and paint a wetlands themed mural on the Discover the Flyway education trailer this summer. No experience necessary and all ages are welcome! If you are interested in helping with this fun project, please contact Joy Elson at


Batty for Bats -- Bat Talk and Walks
with Corky Quirk

Summer 2014 schedule is posted! Tickets are on sale!

schedule & tickets

Bats & Brews with Sudwerk Brewing Co.

August 11th, 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm.

Celebrate Davis Beer Week and join us for Yolo Basin Foundation's first-ever Sudwerk Brewing Bat Flyout event!

Ticket Price: $25 (includes beer, food, live music, and a sunset bat flyout!)

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City of Davis Wetlands Tour

The next tour will be:
Saturday August 2nd, 9am - 11am.

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2014 Bucks for Ducks
Save the Date! October 17, 2014
Event Info

Call for Entries:
Art & Photography

Yolo Basin Foundation's annual fundraising gala will celebrate its 24rd year on October 17th with both a fine arts exhibit and a juried photography exhibit.

Call for Art flyer (pdf)
Call for Photography flyer (pdf)

Discover the Flyway Docent Training, September 2014

Docent trainings will be in September on the following dates: September 2, 4, 9, 11, 16.

For more information or to sign up, please click the following link.
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