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Bird viewing along Santa Inez Trail during Wildlife Walks
San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve is one of San Diego's largest coastal wetlands.
NATURALIST-LED WEEKEND WALKS
Greening of the Lagoon (March-May)
Blue-eyed grass, lupine and California sunflower begin to splash the hillsides with color. Focus binoculars and cameras for opportunities to see Cormorants on the power poles at the inlet, Osprey, waterfowl, and the rare Clapper Rail. This is San Elijo Lagoon's south side, featuring riparian woodlands and coastal sage scrub, with intimate views of the salt marsh. Read more.
Families are invited to learn about birds and feathers and create a bird-themed craft. Head out along the San Elijo Lagoon loop trail with the Track Trails guide "Birds of San Elijo Lagoon". Read more.
Crack open clues to the secret lives of egg-laying animals at San Elijo Lagoon. Join us for a weekend event timed with spring's new arrival. Hands-on crafts, nature hikes, and more are planned for family visitors. Read more.
GUIDED WALKS FOR SCOUTS AND COMMUNITY GROUPS
Groups of 5 or more
Naturalist-led tours are tailored to feature wildlife, plant communities, or native Kumeyaay culture of the lagoon. Please schedule at least one month in advance of desired date. Guided walks are 1.5 hours. Suggested donation: $50. Donations toward environmental education programs enrich our docent training and educational materials. Thank you for your support of San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy.
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