Festival for Feathered Friends

The San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy recently held Wings over Wetlands, their annual bird migration festival, to celebrate the various bird species that visit the lagoon on a yearly basis. The event was free to members of the community and offered activities for guests of all ages. Kids met live birds of prey and enjoyed bird-themed crafts, face painting, and interactive nature activities. Families learned about bird migrations and how to recognize common birds. Conservancy naturalists also set up spotting scopes for use along the salt marsh loop trail for excellent bird-spotting views. For more information on the lagoon’s mission, programs, and events visit www.sanelijo.org.