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South San Diego Bay

Site Facts

Country, State, Province/Region:

United States, California

Relative Location:

Just south of San Diego California

Latitude/Longitude:

32 36 N, 117 7 W

Category:

Regional

Basis for Designation:

More than 20,000 shorebirds annually

Size:

1594 hectares (3940 acres)

Joined:

March 1999

Site Owner/Steward:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Site Partners:

Friends of South Bay Wildlife, National Audubon Society, San Diego Unified Port District

Human Population within 100 km:

4,664,034

Contact:

Brian Collins
Refuge Manager
San Diego NWR
brian_collins@fws.gov

Description

South San Diego Bay consists of open water, tidal mudflats, coastal salt marsh, channelized river/riparian, salt ponds, dikes, vegetated and non-vegetated sub-tidal habitats. 

Ecology & Conservation

 

Special Information

 

Contact

Brian Collins
Refuge Manager
San Diego NWR
brian_collins@fws.gov

Additional Resouces

 Stadtlander, D., and Konecny, J. 1994. Avifauna of South San Diego Bay, the western saltworks 1993-1994, Coastal Ecosystem Program. USFWS, Carlsbad, CA.