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Salton Sea Weekend Trip
January 28-29, 2017 - (R)
Sat (9:30 am) - Sun (pre-dawn start)
White-faced Ibis
photo by Henry Detwiler
Salton Sea Reflection
photo by Henry Detwiler
Fig Lagoon in late afternoon
photo by N. Kenyon

 
The Salton Sea area provides some of the best year round birding in Southern California. In species diversity alone, the area is one of the leading localities in the country; some 360 species have been sighted there. In the past, we’ve had woodpeckers, Verdins, Abert’s Towhees, Burrowing Owls,  American & Least Bitterns,  Sandhill  Cranes, White-faced Ibis, and vast numbers of geese, pelicans, ducks, grebes, gulls, and shorebirds.
 
At the start of the trip on Saturday morning, Vic will discuss the trip itinerary which always involves a number of locations we will drive to in order to see the special birds of the Salton Sea. Sunday morning, we will get up before it’s light and drive out to Unit 1 to watch the awesome spectacle of thousands of geese, Sandhill Cranes & White-faced Ibis rising from the surrounding fields at sunrise.  Many of us consider this the highlight of the trip
 
Advance reservations are necessary;  trip size is limited and it will fill quickly. Trip fee is $35. Make check payable to Sea & Sage Audubon and mail to: Salton Sea Trip, c/o Nancy Kenyon, 32 Almond Tree Ln, Irvine CA 92612.
 
Please include the following information when you send in your reservation for this trip:

Your phone number
Your email address
2-way radio - do you
have one?

Trip Waiver for 1 person Trip Waiver for 2 persons
 
Additional Information:

Bird List from 2016 trip
Bird List from 2014 trip with locations found

Bird List from previous 10 Sea & Sage Salton Sea trips
Background information on the Salton Sea - info will be added later
Salton Sea Campaign
Birding Locations at the Salton Sea - from Southwest Birds website
Finding Birds at the Salton Sea and in Imperial County - by Henry Detwiler & Bob Miller (excellent spiral bound bird finding guide book available for sale at Audubon House)
Guide to Birds of the Salton Sea - by Barbara Massey & Richard Zembel (book - good info on status & distribution of Salton Sea birds)

 
     
 
Vic Leipzig, Leader
Nancy Kenyon, Reservations (949-786-3160)
 
updated 10/14/16

Sea & Sage Audubon Society
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