to Quigley Pond
Head e. of Yuma to Exit 44, Tacna.
Go north on Ave 42E, past the Texaco gas station until you reach the citrus
grove on your left (about 2 miles). On the north edge of the grove is
a sandy road (usually passable by cars). Take this to the NW corner of
the grove and park. Look out over Quigley Pond (an old oxbow of the
Gila River) for egrets, herons, ducks, swallows, and birds of prey.
Behind you the citrus grove often has wintering sparrows and migrating
Introduction to Cibola National Wildlife Refuge
Cibola NWR is close to the community of Palo Verde, CA,
along the Colorado River north of Imperial NWR. It serves as a
wintering ground for Canada and Snow Geese, as well as large numbers of
Sandhill Cranes, ducks, and numerous other birds.
From Yuma - from the intersection of I-8 & 16th St,
take I-8 16 miles to the Ogilby Road exit. Travel north 39 miles to
Hwy 78. Turn right and head north about 23 miles to a sign pointing to
the Colorado River and Cibola Refuge. Follow the signs. Turn
right and proceed east on the gravel road until it crosses over the river,
head south on the levee road, turn left on Baseline, turn right on River
Road; the refuge is 6 miles from the Hwy 78 turnoff.