Public Programs

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Public Programs

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Guided nature walks

Discover the native plants of the Tijuana Estuary on this tour led by a knowledgeable docent who can provide an overview description of the estuary and answer your questions.

Nature Walks are held on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month at 11:00 a.m. Check calendar for current schedule. Walks are all ages and free of charge.

The 2nd Saturday walk is on the River Loop Trail at the end of 5th Avenue at Iris Street and reveals the microhabitats along that trail. The 4th Saturday walk meets at the Visitor Center and connects the wetland to the sensitive animals it supports. (Topics are subject to change, please call Visitor Center for updates Wednesday-Sunday 619-575-3613).

Group of people overlooking the marsh at the Tijuana Estuary for a guided nature walk
A group of people overlooking the marsh at the Tijuana Estuary during a guided nature walk
Bird in the marsh at the Tijuana Estuary

Guided bird walks

The Tijuana River Estuary is a United Nations RAMSAR Wetland of International Importance because of its vibrant bird habitat. Join a trained docent to learn about and observe the birds that call the Tijuana Estuary home or are just passing through, including the Ridgway's rail, a marsh hen that is on the endangered species list.

Bird Walks run the 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays of the month and meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center. Check calendar for current schedule. Walks are all ages and free of charge. Binoculars are provided for participants as available.

Saturday Speaker Series

Meet and hear from estuary experts at our Saturday Speaker Series. Invited guest speakers will engage the community in a variety of topics related to the Tijuana Estuary and its watershed. There is no charge for the Saturday Speaker Series, and all are welcome.

Talks take place the 3rd Saturday of the even Months at 10:00 a.m (excluding December) and are held in the Training Center building located near the Visitor Center entrance.

2022 Saturday Speaker Series schedule coming soon.

Local San Diego middle and high school teachers attend the (TOTE) Teachers On The Estuary, a teacher training program that explores Authentic Data Literacy and brings coastal research into the classroom.