Arlington Wildlife Area was established with an emphasis on waterfowl, but it also has great dove nesting habitat & the federally endangered Yuma clapper rail.
Arlington Wildlife Area has two ponds totaling approximately 10 acres, an extensive stand of salt cedar, and about four miles of river channel including running water, sand and gravel bars and riparian trees. The soil is classified as Gila loam. The elevation is 800 to 900 feet. Rainfall averages about eight inches per year, and temperatures range from 75°F to 120°F in the summer to 30°F to 70°F during the winter.
Located along the west bank of the Gila River, Arlington Wildlife Area is approximately 3.5 miles south of Arlington and 15 miles southwest of Buckeye in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Common vegetation in the area includes cattails and other emergent vegetation, cottonwoods, willow and salt cedar.
The area is used by quail, doves, egrets, herons, geese, and the federally endangered Yuma clapper-rail and Western yellow-billed cuckoo.
Common mammals in the area include coyotes, foxes, bobcats, common raccoons, skunks, and other small mammals.
Arlington Wildlife Area is approximately 1500 acres, being composed of lands owned by the Arizona Game and Fish Commission and lands owned by other governmental agencies but managed for wildlife by AZGFD under long-term agreement.
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