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Batiquitos Lagoon

  • 7380 Gabbiano La. Map It
  • Carlsbad
  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

While development destroyed many of the saltwater marsh wildlife habitats that once punctuated the North County coastline, this 610-acre lagoon was restored in 1997 to support fish and bird populations. Today, there are 185 species of birds here. A stroll along the 2-mile trail from the Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation Nature Center along the north shore of the lagoon reveals nesting sites of the red-winged blackbird, lagoon birds such as the great blue heron, the great egret, and the snowy egret; and life in the mud flats. This is a quiet spot for contemplation or a picnic.

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7380 Gabbiano La., Carlsbad, California, 92011, USA

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Published 07/06/2016


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