Fodor's Expert Review Batiquitos Lagoon

Carlsbad Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge
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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.

Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge Free

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7380 Gabbiano La.
Carlsbad, California  92011, USA

760-931–0800

www.batiquitosfoundation.org

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