Los Cerritos Wetlands Zedler Marsh Field Trip

Leader: Mary Parsell

This is a new regular walk held in the late afternoon/early evening every 4th Sunday of the month.

Zedler Marsh is a recently restored area with established trails, benches, a salt marsh and coastal sage scrub habitat. One of two chances each month to bird on the wetlands property, currently accessible only by docent led walks. This small tidal marsh off the San Gabriel River is a good place to look for herons, egrets, shorebirds, Belding’s Savannah Sparrow, raptors, hummingbirds, and a variety of birds typical of coastal sage scrub habitat. Help us document the avian species of this Audubon Important Bird Area (IBA), no prior birding experience necessary.

Meet at PCH and First Street, border of Seal Beach/Long Beach. Turn inland, park off asphalt. Bring binoculars if you have them, water, hat and sunscreen. Closed-toed shoes required.

Gum Grove Park Field Trip

Leader: Mary Parsell

This long, narrow, wooded urban nature park overlooks the Orange County side of Los Cerritos Wetlands with good views of the birds on the wetlands property in addition to the park. We will be looking for Song Sparrow, Common Yellowthroat, Allen’s and Anna’s Hummingbird, raptors and more. This field trip is held every 3rd Saturday of the month year-round.

Directions: From LB take PCH south to Mar Vista, left on Coastline, right on Catalina, left on Avalon Drive which dead-ends into the parking lot.