Micha Barnes 2 p.m., April 24
San Elijo Lagoon Guided Walk: Flyway Buffet
Walks are led by San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy naturalists.
Winter is peak migration time with birds resting and foraging at one of few salt marshes remaining along the Pacific Flyway. Winter shorebirds and ducks are here to spend the season, many of which come from the High Arctic. The stout Bufflehead may be seen diving in the channels. Dowitchers have a distinctive feeding characteristic described like the rhythm of a sewing machine.
This easy walk provides an overview of life between the tides. You might see mullet emerging from the surface of the water or glimpse osprey and egrets hunting fish and invertebrates in the salt marsh. Enjoy the fragrance of sages described along the way, and see the native red "holly" berries of toyon, offering a splash of color on the hillsides.
Presented by San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy.
- When: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 10 a.m.
- Cost: Free