Year-round wildlife includes saltmarsh plants, egrets and herons, horn snails and crabs, with the occasional sightings of White Pelicans, Peregrine Falcon, and Northern Harrier. The winter months (especially November through March) offer high concentrations of migratory waterfowl and shorebirds such as Northern Pintails, Western Grebes, Willets, Marbled Godwits, Western Sandpipers, and many more. Up to 70 different species may be counted on a winter day! In the summer months, visitors can observe up close endangered species such as the California Least Tern, Ridgway’s Rail (formerly known as Clapper Rail) and Belding’s Savannah Sparrow; watch Black-necked Stilts and American Avocets raising their chicks around the parking lot and loop trail; and look at Stingrays and Sea Hares in the waters below the footbridge.
The Bolsa Chica includes over 1400 acres of undeveloped wetlands, lowlands and lower mesa. This area is rich with history beginning with the Native Americans who lived atop the mesas to the oil production in the twentieth century. The Bolsa Chica is also an important stop for migratory birds along the Pacific Flyway, including some endangered species and threatened species. More than 200 species of birds have been sighted at Bolsa Chica. For educators who teach grades 1, 3, 4, and 6, a tour of Bolsa Chica helps them meet the state life science standards required for these grade levels. For the higher grade levels, a tour of Bolsa Chica can help teach your students how getting involved in your local community can promote positive environmental changes that impact all of us. For scout groups, a tour of Bolsa Chica can help them earn various badges and achievements. All Amigos de Bolsa Chica tours are led by docents trained in uniquely designed Bolsa Chica coursework.
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Mike Rains, Realtor
Huntington Beach, Orange County, CA