Thursday, 5 March 2015

Our first wildlife refuge

Cibola Wildlife Refuge, Arizona

Even though Lake Mead was a lovely place, it wasn’t quite as warm as we wanted, so headed down the US95 to Cibola in AZ.

View from our campsite
We found a BLM campground just across the river from the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge, the only place to stay in the area. I had heard that there were burrowing owls here and we had rung them the day before to make sure they were still around. Our camping spot had views out each of our back windows onto the river. You can’t get much better than that. The owls can be found on the auto drive that takes you around some farming land. There is a nature walk with a bird hide, but it must be the wrong time of year as there were no birds in the wetlands out there. The owls weren’t very active and pretty much just sat outside their burrows; which are large plastic water pipes. I’m not sure if this is part of the irrigation system for the farms or if they have been placed there specifically for the owls by the refuge.

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RV Campground Review - Cibola, AZ

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