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Wander the Wetlands

Photo by Drew Talley

Drone image captured during Love Your Wetlands Day


Fish Seining

Biologist Melissa Liotta and Conservation staff Cristina Santa Maria demonstrating fish seining techniques and discovering fish species living in the marsh during Wander the Wetlands. Photo captured by Victor Santos.

Explore the Wetlands During Open Visiting Hours

Visit Kendall-Frost Marsh Reserve on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. While the new research and educational center is under construction, we will be meeting at the northern end of Crown Point Park near the dirt lot. 

2nd Saturday, 9-11 AM: Learn what lives in the marsh! We will have bird walks and fish seining expeditions to explore the hidden life of the marsh. No registration required. Educational docents are available to answer your questions about all things wetlands, birds and ReWild Mission Bay. Spotting scopes and binoculars will be available to use.

4th Saturday, 9-11 AM: Join us for a volunteer work party removing invasive plants from the wetlands. Educational docents are available to answer your questions about all things wetlands, birds, and ReWild Mission Bay. Tools and gloves will be available to use. Come prepared with close-toed shoes, sun protection, and water. 

This is a partnership project between UC San Diego Natural Reserve System and San Diego Audubon Society.

Become a Docent at the Kendall-Frost Marsh Reserve

Do you love birds, the environment, and educating others? Volunteer to become a docent for the new Wander the Wetlands project based out of the Kendall-Frost Marsh Reserve, and become an expert on the birds and natural history of Kendall-Frost Marsh, and the restoration programs in Mission Bay.

This is the last remaining coastal wetland in Mission Bay - the last 1% of what Mission Bay was, and the seed that our ReWild wetlands will grow from. It's home to unique and threatened birds including the Ridgway's Rail and Belding's Savannah Sparrow, as well as plenty of other intertidal species. It is a fragile habitat, and we need dedicated docents to help ensure that the public can enjoy this habitat responsibly.

Want to be a docent for this program? Email our Docent Coordinator Savannah at to find out how to get involved.

Wander the Wetlands

Youth wandering the wetlands and bird watching over Kendall-Frost Marsh. Photo captured by Victor Santos.

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