The wildlife refuge was
established in 1930 and is now called the "Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife
Refuge" and covers 37,600 acres although most of it is now flooded. The refuge
does attempt to attract the wintering geese to prevent them damaging crops, but the whole
area is a magnet to birds and is literally a huge oasis in the desert. 384 species
of bird have been recorded on the reserve.
Taken from the viewing platform at the NWR Headquarters
on the SE
When the geese were flushed you soon
Good numbers of Snow and Ross's Geese were also at the
Snow Goose above and Ross's Goose below. Ross's has a neater more rounded head.
|Point Loma and Sunset Cliffs|
|Tijuana Slough NWR||Salton Sea Geese|
|Cuyamaca Lake/Laguna Mountains||Trip List|