Experiencing winter bird migration, 2008 travel blog

Pelicans, avocets and gulls on the lagoon at dawn

Birds in the surf

A variety of water birds

This is the life....

Pelican in flight

Birds everywhere!

A walk on the beach


The Salton Sea supports a spectacular number of birds. The habitat contains acres of salt marsh and open water, pasture and freshwater marsh. Thousands of waterfowl and other migratory birds spend the winter here. White pelicans, Canada Geese, Snow Geese, American Avocets, Black-Necked Stilts, Pintails, Green-winged Teal, Eared Grebes and a wide variety of other species are commonly seen during the winter. The rest of the year the area supports a large variety of resident water and song birds.

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