The Maxwell Cememtery

Every year for the past several years there have been numerous sightings of a bright red-and-black male Vermilion Flycatcher at this cemetery. Folks come from all over the state to see it. READ MORE HERE.

  • Easy to Locate? Yes
  • Pet Friendly? No. Leave your pet in your car.
  • Easy to Walk? Yes.
  • Is there a Fee? No.
  • Are there Restrooms? No.
  • Is there Accessible Parking? Yes. Park outside the gate.
  • Other Notes: This is a small cemetery in a very small town. Please be respectful of the space and the surrounding properties.

See my FLICKR account for more albums of photos taken at this location throughout the last several years.

The cemetery is a small one, so park outside the fence when you arrive.  There are gravel paths inside wide enough for a car, but they all dead-end and are meant for use by the groundskeepers only.

The grounds are easy to walk, and the place is visited by a variety of birds including Mourning Doves, Collared Doves, Brewer’s Blackbirds, House Finches, Starlings, and others.  Look for the Vermilion Flycatcher between July and November each year.

How to Get There

  • From Sacramento
  • Take Interstate 5 (I5) North toward the town of Maxwell
  • Take Exit 586
  • From the exit, turn LEFT onto Maxwell Sites Road
  • Stay on Maxwell Sites Road to Sutton Road
  • The cemetery is on the corner of Maxwell and Sutton

Travels of a Certified California Naturalist