Bird Watching Spots on the Delta

Love our feathered friends? Home to hundreds of different species, the California Delta is an amazing place for bird watching. Go birding on your own or flock together—book a trip with the Sacramento Audubon Society or check the resources at California Department of Fish and Wildlife. These are some great bird-watching spots around the Delta.

1Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge
Shipyard Orchard, Antioch
707.769.4200
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2Contra Loma Regional Park
1200 Fredrickson Lane, Antioch
510.562.7275
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3Miner Slough Wildlife Area
north of Rio Vista, BOAT ONLY
707.944.5500
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4Calhoun Cut Ecological Reserve
15 miles south of Dixon on Highway 113, BOAT ONLY
707.944.5500
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5Decker Island Wildlife Area
3 miles south of Rio Vista at the north end of Decker Island on the Sacramento River, BOAT ONLY
707.944.5500
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6Bay Point Regional Shoreline
End of McAvoy Road, Bay Point
510.544.2753
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7Yolo Basin Foundation Headquarters
45211 County Road 32B, Davis
530.758.1018
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8Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area
45211 County Road 32B, Davis
530.757.2461
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9Liberty Island Ecological Reserve
Liberty Island 157, Dixon
916.445.0411
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10Jepson Prairie Preserve
Rio Dixon Road & Cook Lane, Dixon
707.432.0150
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11Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
1624 Hood Franklin Road, Elk Grove
916.775.4421
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12Cosumnes River Preserve
13501 Franklin Boulevard, Galt
916.684.2816
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13Brannan's Island Time Marina
1200 Brannan Island Road, Isleton
916.777.6084
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14White Slough State Wildlife Area
Woodbridge Road, Lodi
707.944.5500
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15Woodbridge Ecological Reserve
Woodbridge Road, Lodi
209.234.3435
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16Big Break Visitor Center at the Delta
69 Big Break Road, Oakley
Features a walkable map of the Delta!
510.544.3050
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17Brown's Island
Pittsburg
510.544.2753

18Rhode Island Wildlife Area
Rhode Island
707.944.5500
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19Franks Tract State Recreation Area
Between Webb Tract, Holland Tract, Bethel Island and Mandevill Island, Rio Vista
916.777.6671
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20Rio Vista Riverbank Fishing Access
760 River Road, Rio Vista

21Brannan Island State Recreation Area
17645 State Highway 160, Rio Vista
916.777.6671
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BEST OF THE DELTA 2017 - STATE PARK - 1ST PLACE

22Lower Sherman Island Wildlife Area
Hwy 160 to Sherman Island Rd. to Mayberry Slough near confluence of Sacramento River.  BOAT ONLY, Rio Vista
916.445.0411
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23Discovery Park
1000 Garden Highway, Sacramento
916.875.6961
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24Miller Regional Park
2710 Ramp Way, Sacramento
916.808.5200
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25Oak Grove Regional Park
4520 8 Mile Road, Stockton
209.953.8800
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26Port of Stockton
2201 Washington Street, Stockton
209.946.0246
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27Mandeville Tip Park
San Joaquin River, Stockton

28West Sacramento Riverfront Promenade
651 2nd Street, West Sacramento
916.617.4620
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29Spud Island Recreation Area
209.946.0246

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