Monthly Tours of the
Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area
Next Tour: April tours are canceled. The next tour is on Saturday, May 9 from 8 to 11 a.m.
Dates And Times: The second Saturday of each month except July, August and September.
Tour times: October through April, 9 a.m. – noon
May and June, 8-11 a.m.
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. Pets are not.
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.
For more information, contact Chelsea Martinez at (530) 757-3780 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 and Wetlands Wagon school programs.
Groups with 20 people or less: $150 suggested donation
Groups with more than 20 people: $200 suggested donation
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 Chelsea Martinez at email@example.com or (530) 757-3780.