Santa Cruz's many wetlands and natural preserves create an inviting environment for more than 200 species of birds — creating a bird watching paradise.
Box 267, Moss Landing, CA 95039 (831) 728-5939
Elkhorn Slough harbors the largest tract of tidal salt marsh in California outside of San Francisco Bay. This ecological treasure at the center of the Monterey Bay coastline provides much-needed habitat for hundreds of species of plants and animals, including more than 340 species of birds.
Docent-led tours of the Reserve are held every Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. There is also an early birding walk the first Saturday of every month at 8:30 a.m. More >>
The Club sponsors birding walks in and around Santa Cruz County. For a very detailed list of the best birding locations, please review the Club's Guide to Birding in Santa Cruz County, California.