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  • 150 Hunter with decoys


    The Delevan NWR offers great waterfowl hunting.

    Sacramento NWRC's hunting page

  • Drought

    Learn more about how the drought is affecting the Complex and how it might affect your visit.

    Drought Information

  • Tule by Peters

    Tule Greater White-fronted Geese

    Tules are one of the two subspecies that winter in CA. They winter mostly in the area on and near the Sacramento, Delevan, and Colusa NWRs.

    Check out the Complex's wildlife

  • Blue Goose Insignia

    The Blue Goose

    The Blue Goose insignia, designed by J.N. Ding Darling, is the symbol of the National Wildlife Refuge System.

    National Wildlife Refuge System

Featured Bird

Tricolored Blackbirds

60 x 100 Tricolored male

Tricolored blackbirds are a colonial species that is mostly limited to the Central Valley and surrounding foothills of California. This species has been known to have over 100,000 nesting birds at Delevan NWR. They are typical found here May-June.

Visit the Sacramento NWR's wildlife webpage

About the Complex

Sacramento NWR Complex

Complex Graphic

The Complex headquarters are located at Sacramento NWR, in Willows, CA. CONTACT US: Sacramento NWRC, 752 County Rd 99W, Willows CA 95988. Phone:(530)934-2801. Email:

Delevan is managed as part of the Sacramento NWR Complex.

Learn more about the complex 

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

Learn more about the NWRS  

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  • Limited Viewing

    Delevan has limited wildlife viewing from the surrounding roads. During the winter visit Sacramento or Colusa NWRs for better opportunities. Limited viewing is from Maxwell and Four-Mile Roads.

    About Delevan National Wildlife Refuge
  • Directions to Delevan NWR

    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. The Delevan Hunter Check Station is located on Four Mile Road. Limited wildlife viewing is available from Maxwell and Four Mile Roads.

    click here to find: Directional Maps to Refuge and to Hunter Check Station
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Oct 06, 2014
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