Cibola National Wildlife Refuge

Cibola National Wildlife Refuge

Address:66600 Cibola Lake Rd
Rt 2, Box 1
Cibola, AZ 85328

Phone:928-857-3253
Fax:928-857-3420
Web: www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/CibolaNWR
Established: 1964.
Location:Along the Colorado River, 20 miles south of Blythe, California.
Facilities:Visitor center, viewing sites, auto tour route, nature trail.
Activities:Boating, water skiing, canoeing, fishing, hunting.
Special Features:The refuge encompasses the historic Colorado River channel, which provides life-sustaining water to wildlife that survives in an environment that reaches 120 degrees in the summer and receives an average of only 2 inches of rain a year.
Habitats: 16,600 acres of lower Colorado River floodplain, surrounded by desert ridges and washes.
Access: Open during daylight hours.
Wild life: More than 288 species of birds, including bald eagle, southwestern willow flycatcher, Yuma clapper rail, Gambel's quail, mourning and white-winged doves, greater sandhill cranes, Canada geese, desert mule deer, bobcat, and coyotes.

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Fish and Wildlife Service's Cibola National Wildlife Refuge, is the first created habitat under the program, which also contains a $25 million habitat maintenance fund designed to support maintenance activities on existing marsh habitats along the river.
Caption: Construction of water control structures at Hart Mine Marsh on Cibola National Wildlife Refuge.
South of Blythe, in the Cibola Valley, on the California and Arizona sides of the Colorado River, populations of Canada geese are building daily as new flocks of northern birds target in on the huge Cibola National Wildlife Refuge.
Farther south, the Cibola Valley and Cibola National Wildlife Refuge has held large concentrations of both mourning doves and whitewings.