Orange County and Catalina Island Travel Guide

Orange County and Catalina Island Sights

Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve

  • 3842 Warner Ave. Map It
  • Huntington Beach
  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

Wildlife lovers and bird-watchers flock to Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, which has a 1,445-acre salt marsh where 302 bird species—including great blue herons, snowy and great egrets, and brown pelicans—have been spotted in the past decade. Throughout the reserve are trails for bird-watching, including a comfortable 1½-mile loop. Free guided tours depart from the walking bridge on the second Saturday of each month at 10 am. At noon most Saturdays the public can help feed the center's marine and small animals. There are two entrances off the Pacific Coast Highway: one close to the Interpretive Center and a second one 1 mile south on Warner Avenue, opposite Bolsa Chica State Beach.

Sight Information


Bolsa Chica Wetlands Interpretive Center, 3842 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach, California, 92649, USA

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Sight Details:

  • Free

Published 07/06/2016


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