Birdwalk Malibu Lagoon with Conejo Valley Audubon Malibu Lagoon


February 16, 2020 @ 8:00 am
Bruce Henderson
Malibu Lagoon

Restoration of the previously impaired Malibu Lagoon was completed on March 31, 2013. Come see how this coastal estuary, featuring channels, open river and coastline, and how it has recovered nearly seven years later. The 2019 annual monitoring report noted that “post-restoration numbers of birds, species richness, and diversity…remain higher on average for the restored western channels as compared to pre-restoration data.” We can expect to see waterfowl, grebes, loons, gulls, terns and shorebirds. We will also see raptors, sparrows, wrens, warblers, gnatcatchers, and flycatchers. With good weather and good luck you can expect as many as 60-70 species. You can either find street parking on Pacific Coast Highway or park in the State Beach parking lot at the southeast corner of Cross Creek Road and PCH ($12). Trip leader: Bruce Henderson