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CANCELLED: Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge

  • Seal beach national wildlife refuge (map)

Due to the government shutdown, this event has unfortunately been cancelled.

Nick and Mary Freeman and refuge volunteer Carolyn Vance will guide. We should have two short buses for our silly band of birders. Throngs of wintering shorebirds and numerous raptors will be seen. Nelson's (Sharp-tailed) Sparrow, Peregrine Falcon and a few Pacific Golden-Plover are usually sighted. The refuge is part of the Naval Weapons Station.


Please send ZIP Code, first, middle-initial & last names, DOB, e-mail and home phone number, cell phone number optional but helpful; by JANUARY 10.

Only LAAS-confirmed individuals of U.S. citizenship with photo ID allowed on base. No weapons, camera OK. Meet at the main public lot at 800 Seal Beach Blvd. at 8:00 a.m., bird through the morning as the high tide of 5.7 feet around 9:00 a.m. catches us at Hog Island, and bird until about noon. Take Seal Beach Blvd. S from the 405 Fwy, pass Westminster Blvd., turn left onto the base at the Forrestal Lane light, and left again into the lot. Spotting scopes helpful.

Later Event: January 20
Bird Walk at Ballona Wetlands