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General Information

Description - Cibola NWR is located 20 miles south of Blythe, CA, in both Arizona and California along the Colorado River. The refuge is noted for the number of waterfowl and sandhill cranes that winter within its boundary.

Attractions - The refuge is noted for the number of waterfowl and sandhill cranes that winter within its boundary. An average of 16,000 Canada geese, 15,000 ducks and 1000 greater sandhill cranes (about half of the Lower Colorado River Valley Greater Sandhill Crane population) winter at Cibola NWR.The Refuge is also home to a large population of mule deer, coyotes, bobcats and occasionally mountain lions. Major issues on the Refuge include restoration of riparian habitat, rehabilitation of backwater and wetland habitat, moist soil management, and cropland management for migratory waterfowl and greater sandhill cranes.

Recreation - The Refuge includes 12 miles of former river channels that are now considered backwaters and critical habitat for the endangered Yuma clapper rail and razorback sucker. Other backwaters such as Cibola Lake, Three Fingers Lake and Hartmine Marsh provide nesting, feeding and migrational habitat for the bald eagle, osprey, Southwestern willow flycatcher other neotropical migratory birds as well as waterfowl.

Climate - The climate in California desert areas is typically clear with low humidity. Temperatures are most comfortable in the spring and fall, with an average high/low of 85 and 50 F respectively. Winter brings cooler days, around 60 F, and freezing nights. It occasionally snows at higher elevations. Summers are hot, over 100 F during the day and not cooling much below 75 F until the early hours of the morning.

Location - Cibola NWR is located 20 miles south of Blythe, CA, in both Arizona and California along the Colorado River.


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Filed By: Eric
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Have not made it out yet opening day was a week and a half ago. Anyone have any reports?


Recreation Opportunities
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ICON Biology
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ICON Viewing Wildlife
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More Information

Contact Information:
Cibola NWR, P.O. Box AP , Blythe, CA, 92226, Phone: 520-857-3253
, r2rw_ci@fws.gov

Additional Information:
California National Wildlife Refuges - The refuges offer opportunities for bird-watching, viewing numerous other types of wildlife, fishing, hiking and environmental interpretation, and simply enjoying nature.
Desert Region - The Desert Region encompasses the southeast corner of California. It features Death Valley and Joshua Tree National Parks. The region is studded with glittering yet relaxing resort cities, offers the ideal spot for re-energizing your senses.

Links:
Cibola NWR - Official agency website

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