Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve
|Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve|
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
|Area||9.45 km2 (3.65 sq mi)|
|Official name||Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve|
|Designated||2 February 2005|
Access and features
It can be accessed from the Coronado Avenue exit (Exit 4) from Interstate 5. It is established as part of the National Estuarine Research Reserve system in the United States and managed in part as a Biological Field Station by San Diego State University (SDSU)'s College of Sciences. The water flow of Tijuana River is often intense; droughts dry up the river completely while the same area overflows during flood.
Recreational and educational activities
This reserve is a good place for bird-watching since as many as 370 bird species, both native and migrating, use the area as a stopover or for breeding. Schoolchildren often come to this reserve to take nature classes in classrooms and excursions. Visitors of all ages can come to the visitor center for activities. Among the activities are videos that can be shown upon request, and it is shown in both English and Spanish. Guests can also take a walk on North and South McCoy trails, where they can access primary bird-watching areas and the mouth of Tijuana River, where it empties directly into Pacific Ocean. p.p w/h
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