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

2Contra Loma Regional Park
1200 Fredrickson Lane, Antioch, 510.562.7275

3Miner Slough Wildlife Area
north of Rio Vista, BOAT ONLY, 707.944.5500

4Calhoun Cut Ecological Reserve
15 miles south of Dixon on Highway 113, BOAT ONLY, 707.944.5500

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

6Bay Point Regional Shoreline
End of McAvoy Road, Bay Point, 510.544.2753

7Yolo Basin Foundation Headquarters
45211 County Road 32B, Davis, 530.758.1018

8Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area
45211 County Road 32B, Davis, 530.757.2461

9Liberty Island Ecological Reserve
Liberty Island 157, Dixon, 916.445.0411

10Jepson Prairie Preserve
Rio Dixon Road & Cook Lane, Dixon, 707.432.0150

11Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
1624 Hood Franklin Road, Elk Grove, 916.775.4421

12Cosumnes River Preserve
13501 Franklin Boulevard, Galt, 916.684.2816

13Brannan's Island Time Marina
1200 Brannan Island Road, Isleton, 916.777.6084

14White Slough State Wildlife Area
Woodbridge Road, Lodi, 707.944.5500

15Woodbridge Ecological Reserve
Woodbridge Road, Lodi, 209.234.3435

16Big Break Visitor Center at the Delta
69 Big Break Road, Oakley, 510.544.3050

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17Brown's Island
Pittsburg, 510.544.2753

18Rhode Island Wildlife Area
Rhode Island, 707.944.5500

19Franks Tract State Recreation Area
Between Webb Tract, Holland Tract, Bethel Island and Mandevill Island, Rio Vista, 916.777.6671

20Rio Vista Riverbank Fishing Access
760 River Road, Rio Vista

21Brannan Island State Recreation Area
17645 State Highway 160, Rio Vista, 916.777.6671


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

23Discovery Park
1000 Garden Highway, Sacramento, 916.875.6961

24Miller Regional Park
2710 Ramp Way, Sacramento, 916.808.5200

25Oak Grove Regional Park
4520 8 Mile Road, Stockton, 209.953.8800

26Port of Stockton
2201 Washington Street, Stockton, 209.946.0246

27Mandeville Tip Park
San Joaquin River, Stockton

28West Sacramento Riverfront Promenade
651 2nd Street, West Sacramento, 916.617.4620

29Spud Island Recreation Area

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