Birding at Lower Otay Reservoir

Future dates to be announced

Sponsored by the San Diego Natural History Museum

Lower Otay is the home of the U.S. Olympic Training Center for rowing sports. The lake has 1100 acres of water and a 25-mile shoreline so there is lots of room for exploring.

In addition to the Great Egrets, Great Blue Herons and Ospreys that live here, thousands of birds stop here during their annual winter migration.

On our paddle last year we watched a pair of peregrine falcons team up to chase off one of the local cormorants.

After an introductory kayak lesson, we will explore the lake looking for birds in our quiet kayaks. Bring your binoculars and see how many different species you can find.

We make it easy for you to join us on this paddle. We provide all the kayaks and equipment plus an introductory paddling lesson. No previous kayaking or swimming experience is required. We use stable, comfortable kayaks that are easy to paddle for a safe and fun adventure for all ages.

Bring the kids, family and friends along for an enjoyable morning at the lake.

Birding Kayak Tour at Lake Murray

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Sponsored by the San Diego Natural History Museum

Join us for a day of exploring Lake Murray, located in the San Diego River Park just east of San Diego. We see more different species of birds here than on any of the other lakes.

Ospreys, Peregrine Falcons, Great Blue Herons, and Night Herons, as well as a variety of Swans, Ducks and Geese all make their home here. We also see migrating birds such as White Pelicans and Canada Geese here in the winter. Bring your binoculars and see how many different species you can find.

We make it easy for you to join us on this paddle. We provide all the kayaks and equipment plus an introductory paddling lesson. No previous kayaking or swimming experience is required. We use stable, comfortable kayaks that are easy to paddle for a safe and fun adventure for all ages.

Bring the kids, family and friends along for an enjoyable day at the lake.

In Search of the Green Sea Turtles

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Sponsored by the San Diego Natural History Museum

Join us for this wonderful nature tour in South San Diego Bay. We will visit the northernmost habitat of the Eastern Pacific Green Sea Turtle. We have the most sightings during the winter months when the sea turtles are feeding in the local eel grass beds.

This is also the time to see hundreds of migrating birds that travel through or to San Diego to escape the winter cold. We typically see Black Brant Geese, Canada Geese, Snow Geese and White Pelicans.

We also see our local resident birds: Ospreys, Great Blue Herons, Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets, Brown Pelicans, Buffleheads, Surf Scoters and Western Grebes.

Our quiet, slow-moving kayaks will not disturb the turtles or the neighboring bird habitats.

We make it easy for you to join us on this paddle. We provide all the kayaks and equipment plus an introductory paddling lesson. No previous kayaking or swimming experience is required.

We use stable, comfortable kayaks that are easy to paddle for a safe, enjoyable day on the bay. A truly unique way to enjoy America’s Finest City.

Cost is only $55 per adult museum member, $65 per adult non-member, $20 per child (6-12) paddling in double kayak with parent.

Cost is only $55 per adult museum member, $65 per adult non-member, $20 per child (6-12) paddling in double kayak with parent.

Cost is only $55 per adult museum member, $65 per adult non-member, $20 per child (6-12) paddling in double kayak with parent.