Approximately 40% of all North American bird species have been observed in San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve. This magnificent wetland also hosts migrating visitors each winter as birds fly from as far as Canada and Chile along the Pacific Flyway.
Wings over Wetlands (Family Discovery Days)
Saturday and Sunday January 25-26: 1-4 pm
San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center
Celebrate the arrival of our feathered friends during the winter bird migration. Kids can meet live birds in presentations by The Raptor Institute at 2 pm each day. Bird-themed crafts, face painting, and nature activities are planned for families. Conservancy naturalists will have spotting scopes and binoculars for use along the Loop Trail that overlooks San Elijo Lagoon, with excellent birding views. Kids will enjoy learning about bird migrations and how to recognize common birds.
Family Discovery Days is free, and is presented in Winter, Spring and Fall at San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center, located at 2710 Manchester Avenue in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Family Discovery Days is co-presented by San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy and San Diego County Parks and Recreation. San Diego County Parks Society, SDG&E, Coastal Conservancy, The City of Encinitas and Mizel Family Foundation Community Grant provide additional funding.
For more information on Family Discovery Days, contact San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center at (760) 634-3026 or visit www.SanElijo.org/family-days
– San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center press release