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Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve



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Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve is a coastal estuary located on the California-Mexico border. This shallow estuary encounters extreme kinds of water flow in that at certain times of the year, it becomes dry due to drought. The same area overflows during flood. The reserve’s salt marsh has a variety of habitats like mudflats, beaches, dunes, coastal sage, etc. with Tijuana, Imperial Beach and San Diego around it.

There’s a wealth of bird life with as many as 370 species of migratory and native birds using it as a stopover as well as for breeding, nesting and for food. Six endangered species can be spotted here and this includes the California least tern, cord grass, brown and white pelicans and various others.

The marshy estuarine reserve also has fresh water pools and you can see fairy shrimp and western spade foot toads in them. Because of this unique habitat, it has become a bird-watcher’s paradise. Close to four miles of hiking is available and these lead you via the more important vantage points for birds, going on to the point where Tijuana River and the Pacific Ocean connect. Visitors are allowed to walk around. Guided tours are also organized during weekends. You can enjoy a barbeque and also get to the beach from here. Border Field State Park is also accessible from here.

The Reserve conducts nature classes for school kids, taking them on excursions around the reserve in addition to the classroom sessions. They also run an “adopt the watershed” program. Scientists recently unearthed an archeological site on the reserve. They believe that this site will help us understand the link between people and the wetlands.



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301 Caspian Way
Imperial Beach, California 91932

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Phone: (619) 575-3613


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