The world’s top professional female surfers are back in Oceanside, CA for the 10th Supergirl Surf Pro, a 3-day event July 28-30, 2017. The weekend will be jam-packed with world-class competition that...
Imperial Beach is described as the one of the best places to watch birds in coastal Southern California.
During spring and fall migration, Imperial Beach plays host to thousands of shorebirds, waterfowl and neotropical birds traveling along the Pacific Flyway stopping to forage on the beach and in protected wetlands.
Among the best bird watching areas along coastal Southern California, Imperial Beach is home to 370 species of birds.
In addition to spring and fall migrations, summer brings a rare combination of colonial nesting seabirds, like Black Skimmers and Gull-billed Terns, to the South Bay, while migratory songbirds nest within the adjacent river valleys. Even the winter months provide opportunities for observing wintering waterfowl, shorebirds and raptors. Resident species such as the endangered Light-footed Clapper Rail, and a number of shorebirds, wading birds and songbirds can be observed throughout the year.
Coastal vegetation is best viewed in the winter and spring when indigenous plants such as beach evening primrose and red sand verbena cover the dune habitat with color and deerweed, sage, lemonadeberry and sumac fill native plant gardens and the natural upland habitats with the scents of spring. If you are really lucky, you may come across a stand of rare salt marsh bird’s beak.
Before starting your bird watching adventure, check out our printable brochure with a map of the bird watching locations.
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