Birding Outings: South San Diego Bay Wildlife Refuge and the South Bay Salt Works
Sunday, October 22, 2023, 8:00 AM – 12:00PM PM
South San Diego Bay Wildlife Refuge and the South Bay Salt Works
Google Maps: South Bay Salt Works, GPS: 32.5998, -117.0921
Leaders: Peter Thomas, and others
The South Bay Salt Works consists of a number of salt ponds used to extract salt from seawater
by evaporation. This area is normally closed to the public, except for once-per-month guided
walks led by San Diego Audubon docents during the bird non-breeding fall and winter months.
We will learn about the history of the salt works and the process of obtaining salt from nature.
We hope for Peregrine Falcons, Gulls, Terns, and Belding’s Savannah Sparrows, as well as
returning winter shorebird and duck species. No restrooms. This 1 st of the season trip will be
organized a bit differently than in past seasons, and will host only a single group. Capped at 15