This week's featured hotspot is San Elijo Lagoon in Encinitas, California. I've visited San Elijo on each of the several occasions that I've taken a birding trip to Southern California and always find that it has awesome birds!
San Elijo has several access points, but my favorite is off of North Rios Avenue where you can park along the street. The trails are well maintained and give you access to much of the property, allowing you the opportunity to find numerous bird species.
|I've always found San Elijo Lagoon to be a great place to see and photograph California Gnatcatchers.|
|Hummingbirds, like this Anna's are common around San Elijo Lagoon.|