Fodor's Expert Review Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge

Salton Sea Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

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.

Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Quick Facts

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

760-348–5278

www.fws.gov/refuge/sonny_bono_salton_sea/

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Free, Closed weekends Mar.–Oct.

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