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Cibola National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 66600 Cibola Lake Road, Yuma, AZ 85328
Phone Number: 928-857-3253
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Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching

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Best Duck Hunting in AZ

Best area in AZ to hunt ducks. Geese hunting also available via a lottery system. Also great viewing for cranes and geese. Well run visitor center. Narrow wooden bridge across... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 5, 2014
Zack M
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Tucson, Arizona
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Yuma, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I went, saw lots of dirt. there also happened to be a lot of scrub brush. it was a dusty environment. I poured some water out and counted 47 seconds before the first fly landed on it. yep. its a desert.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Best area in AZ to hunt ducks. Geese hunting also available via a lottery system. Also great viewing for cranes and geese. Well run visitor center. Narrow wooden bridge across the Colorado May not be suitable for a large RV or trailer. Area is about 20 minutes south of I10. Worth a visit to either hunt or view birds.

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Deming, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

If you want to see thousands of Sand Hill Cranes, geese and other birds this is the place. They still farm the land here to feed the birds when they winter here and there is a self guided driving tour thru the fields where you can observe and get great pictures of these magnificent birds.

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So Cal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

We have visited Cibola NWR on a number of occasions. We make it a day trip from home (San Bernardino) or on a trip to Phoenix or the Tucson area. It's about 30 minutes south of I 10 via Hwy 78 just west of Blythe. Get detailed directions of the local area, as crossing the Colorado river can be tricky.... More 

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Ventura, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

We walked the tree lined trail to the lake-only a few ducks. But then we took the drive around the fields, and saw burrowing owls perched outside their burrows. Right at sunset, the sand hill cranes took to the air and flew over the hills-a beautiful sight.

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Mohave Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

This Refuge is out of the way so plan to spend time getting there, viewing the wildlife then driving to your next destination. Small visitor center but nice trails and self guided auto tour.

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Glendale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

If you like birds this is the place for you. We saw lots of wildlife on the self guided driving tour including Sandhill cranes, Burrowing Owls, Kestrels, Hawks, and more. The kids loved it as well. The visitor's center is very nice. It looks old from the outside but the exhibits inside are excellent and modern. The visitor center staff... More 

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