Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge is located along the built-up Orange County coast and near Long Beach County. Established in 1972, it includes 911 acres of remnant saltwater marsh and upland habitat serves as an important stopover and wintering area along the Pacific Flyway for shorebirds.
Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge is destined to protect two endangered bird species as the California Least tern and the light-footed clapper rail. Some of the rare species are California brown pelican, peregrine falcon, Belding’s savannah sparrow, Waterfowl, shore and wading birds. Public use is restricted and monthly public tours of the refuge and nature center are offered to the public to see the unique bird watching. The refuge is available and open for all ages. Also restore the area natural habitat and attract more native wildlife.
Hours: Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
The garden and marsh would be best seen during the spring for the garden bloom or fall for the migration of birds.
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