Go Birding with the experts at the Living Coast
Bird Walks are included with your admission to the Living Coast and happen every Sunday at 11:45 a.m. and on the occasional Saturday. Bird Walks begin at the umbrellas at the entrance to the Living Coast Discovery Center and take place on some of the many trails managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Bird Walks last about an hour and the walking pace is nice and comfortable with many stops to view the many wild species of birds found on Sweetwater Marsh and San Diego Bay.
Wear comfortable shoes (ones that you don’t mind getting muddy), a hat, and you might want to being a light jacket just in case it gets windy. You will also want to wear sunscreen and insect repellent. And don’t forget a camera and binoculars if you have them.
We have insect repellent at the Front Desk (and ask that you do not apply it near the animals on exhibit). We also have binoculars for rent. Now you have everything you need for a Bird Walk — except our wonderful, knowledgeable birders…
For more information, visit the Living Coast Front Desk or call 619-409-590.
Living Coast Birder: Jeanne
One of our wonderful volunteers is Jeanne who gives birding tours to Living Coast visitors (at no extra cost). She is delightful, knowledgeable and has a very cool scope through which to see the many birds that visit or call the Living Coast and the Sweetwater Marsh home.
Thanks for sharing, Jeanne!
Living Coast Birder: Judy
This is Judy, who has been a Living Coast Volunteer since 1998. Judy is what we call a Birder, which means she loves the feathery creatures you see here on Sweetwater Marsh — and throughout the world. Judy gives Birding Tours here at the Living Coast (splitting duties with her sister Jeanne, profiled above) and throughout San Diego with the Audubon Society.
Judy is here on alternating weekends, but don’t worry. Even if it’s Jeanne’s weekend, Judy usually comes along for the ride! So next time you’re here, consider taking the Birding tour — and join us in thanking Judy for her years of service!
Living Coast Birder: Patricia
This is Patricia, another of our great volunteers who gives birding tours to Living Coast visitors (at no extra cost). Patricia is very knowledgeable about birds and also plants. In case you were wondering: yes, Patricia will let you look through that very cool scope!