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Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge

  • 906 W. Sinclair Rd. Map It
  • Calipatria
  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

The 2,200-acre wildlife refuge here, on the Pacific Flyway, is a wonderful spot for viewing migratory birds. There's an observation deck where you can watch Canada geese, and along the trails you might view eared grebes, burrowing owls, great blue herons, ospreys, and yellow-footed gulls. Though the scenery is beautiful, the waters here give off an unpleasant odor, and the New River, which empties into the sea, is quite toxic.

Sight Information


906 W. Sinclair Rd., Calipatria, California, 92233, USA

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Closed weekends Mar.–Sept.

Published 07/06/2016


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