Tijuana River Estuary field trip

Field trip to Tijuana River Estuary
The Tijuana River Estuary is one of the few salt marshes remaining in Southern California. Sadly, over 90% of the wetland habitats have been lost to development. The site is essential to the breeding, feeding, and nesting of local species. Additionally, over 370 species of migratory and native birds, including six endangered species, use this area as a stopover during their migratory journeys.

Located on the border of Mexico and the US, this is a primarily shallow water habitat. This area does, however, face extreme variances of water flow through the year. Some areas may dry out due to extended periods of drought, while some may flood depending on the weather.

Reserve guests have access to four miles of walking trails, some trails even lead down to the river mouth where the Tijuana River meets the Pacific Ocean. Visitors may explore the park on their own or join one of the free guided nature and bird walks held on weekends. This park is a must-see for lovers of bird watching.

The Reserve offers an after-school Jr. Ranger Program for ages 7-12. In addition the Jr. Ranger program, bilingual site visits are available for student groups on nature walks, bird walks, several lecture series, and site-based teacher training workshops.
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Tijuana Estuary – Walking in Nature