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Cibola National Wildlife Refuge

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Great wildlife viewing!

First of all, if you want to see Cibola at its best, go in the winter months. We went in December... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2018
Benson, Arizona
Nice even in summer

Clean, good roads, wildlife in summer with patience. Other lovely desert sites nearby. Owl were... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
Jeff H
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66600 Cibola Lake Rd, Yuma, AZ 85328-9001
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

First of all, if you want to see Cibola at its best, go in the winter months. We went in December and saw tons of various birds. Our favorites were the burrowing owls. We got lucky and caught one of the little guys out in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

Clean, good roads, wildlife in summer with patience. Other lovely desert sites nearby. Owl were not out, but their sites are well marked.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed June 27, 2018

The visitor centre is quite easy to get to (a long drive from either Yuma or Blythe though) and there is a viewing platform and a desert trail there. Not much happening in June - better to go over the winter months when there are...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Tins76
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Unfortunately I think I was here a little too late in the year and missed the migrating birds. There is a driving tour you can take around the refuge which goes past a pond. When I was there there was one Canada Goose and various...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 17, 2018

We arrived on March 5th and found out that there were only a few Sandhill Cranes and geese left, the rest had already left for the season. I was so sad but was determined to see what else I could find. We ended up spending...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Gina A
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

Near Palo Verde, California there is an entrance to Cibola National Wildlife Refuge for camping. Have the location saved because WiFi seems to be nonexistent in that area.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 10, 2018

A sunny & cool day in January was perfect to visit the refuge. First we went to the visitor center to learn more about Cibola, hikes and drives. We were greeted by a volunteer who had much knowledge of this area. First we took the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank limey52
Reviewed November 22, 2017

Wildlife in a wild locale. A bit out of the way but the location is a treat. Birders paradise and if you enjoy quiet it is a fascinating place. The winter is a good time to visit as it will be cooler than the overpowering...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Cavydad
Reviewed August 18, 2017

My wife and I traveled here in March and were impressed by what we found. This NWR is located in western Arizona along the Colorado River near the town of Cibola, AZ. It was established as mitigation for the straightening, channelization, and armoring of the...More

Date of experience: March 2017
3  Thank BluegooseTraveler
Reviewed October 25, 2016

Our Arizona Field Ornithologists field trip on October 21 was great. The day was divided between driving the Goose Loop Auto Tour, viewing the Visitor Center exhibits, walking the Cornfield Nature Trail, driving to Hart Mine Marsh and the Island Unit, and birding above Cibola...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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David M
January 3, 2018|
Response from BluegooseTraveler | Reviewed this property |
I tried with no success to have the address corrected with Trip Advisor. I don't remember their reasoning but I also gave them Cibola, AZ as the address that the National Wildlife Refuge System lists as the physical... More
January 5, 2016|
Response from David M |
Go south to I-10 head west into CA the a little beyond Blythe, look for large signs which direct you South back to Cibola AZ and the refuge. Lots of reasonable hotels and restaurants in Blythe. Great place to visit in the... More