Refuge Updates

"Brunch with the Birds" Open House, November 17th

Cranes flying

Come celebrate the fall migratory bird arrival at our Friends group open house "Brunch with the Birds" on Sunday, November 17th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Blue Heron Trails. Mingle with friends and staff while enjoying the return of the migratory birds for the fall and winter. Free event, rain or shine.

Brunch with the Birds 2019 flyer - 536 KB PDF

Sandhill Cranes are back! Come Meet Your Wild Neighbors...

Sandhill Cranes

...on a docent guided walk! Learn about our distant fall and winter migratory visitors, such as Sandhill cranes and colorful waterfowl along seasonal wetlands.

Wildlife Observation Guided Walks

2019/20 Waterfowl Season


Now accepting applications for the 2019/20 Waterfowl Season.

Waterfowl Hunting
Federal Land Passes

"America the Beautiful" Passes

America the Beautiful Pass

The refuge does not sell passes. To purchase an America the Beautiful federal lands pass, please visit the BLM office at: 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825, (916) 978-4400. For more information or to purchase online, visit: https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/passes.htm

America the Beautiful Passes

Delta Fish Advisories

Is My Fish Safe to Eat?


Several health advisories are in effect for the human consumption of fish from the Delta due to mercury or other toxic chemicals. Play it safe and learn the eating guidelines...

Fish Advisories

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