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Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve

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Address: Entrance at Warner Ave. and PCH, (opposite Bolsa Chica State Beach), Huntington Beach, CA
Phone Number: 714 846 1114
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Activities: Birdwatching

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Beautiful, Peaceful Nature Reserve and Walking Trails

I thoroughly enjoyed the flora and fauna and walking trails in this peaceful setting near the coast. I'm thankful that so many have worked hard to preserve this beautiful place as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Chattanooga
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I thoroughly enjoyed the flora and fauna and walking trails in this peaceful setting near the coast. I'm thankful that so many have worked hard to preserve this beautiful place as a nature reserve.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

this area is a wonderful place to walk and serve wildlife, especially birds. Many acres of open space adjacent to the Pacific Coast Highway . Its beautiful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a great walking experience! You're lucky if you're able to see the Blue Herring Nests high in the tree. You can see Egrets, seagulls, pelicans, blue herring, and sandpipers just to name a few. It's nice to go when it's a cold day. Then you have the place to yourself. I once walked around and saw many squirrel... More 

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Cypress, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a great path that can be taken by all ages. Sometimes I am able to see pelicans and other birds. There are not many trees for shade so make sure to bring your sunscreen.

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Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I took a trip from Northern California specifically to photograph the birds here. The first morning was somewhat disappointing as it was foggy/drizzly, but I was still happy to see several bird species that I normally don't see up north, just a short distance from the main parking lot. I went back that evening, and it was fantastic! The skimmers... More 

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Garden Grove, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is a fun place to take a hike or leisurley stroll. You can see birds ,flowers ,plants and sea life. Best of all it is free.

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Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This is a place to walk those 10,000 steps. Good for bird watching and photography. There is free parking at the Reserve. There is also another parking area off Warner and PCH. At this facility there is a display of 'nature'. There is only port-a-potties at both of these places.

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

See OC's largest coastal wetlands. Lots of birds migrate here, making it a true birding hotspot, Or you can walk the loop trail for about 1 1/2 miles. The interpretive Center at Warner and PCH has great exhibits, some alive, to explain the wetlands ecology. A Must See

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Seal Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I agree with the other reviewers that this is a surprising pleasant walk where you can see an amazing amount of wildlife. We are locals and have been here for school and with scouts and to volunteer. You can arrange a guide if you call ahead. They know all the nesting places so you can identify a lot more birds.

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Really neat wild place in Southern California. With gentle level trails that traverse the wetlands area, you can see incredible numbers and types of birds, along with other wildlife (snakes, coyotes, etc.) A great place for kids

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Additional Information about Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve

Address: Entrance at Warner Ave. and PCH, (opposite Bolsa Chica State Beach), Huntington Beach, CA
Phone Number: 714 846 1114
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Huntington Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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