Ballona Wetlands, Between Marina del Rey and the Westchester Bluffs, CA |

Ballona Wetlands

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Ballona Wetlands

Between Marina del Rey and the Westchester Bluffs, CA


Ballona Wetlands provides unique habitat for over 215 species of birds, a spawning ground for fish, and a vital source of nutrients for the entire coastal marine environment. Ballona also offers resting and feeding grounds for migratory birds and other wildlife, acts as a flood plain, and cleanses pollutants from storm water run off. Ballona Wetlands is maintained by Friends of Ballono Wetlands, a non-profit, tax exempt organization established in 1978.


Alcids, Jays, Ravens, Doves, Bushtits, Owls, Wrentit, Swifts, Wrens, Hummingbirds, Mockingbirds, Kingfishers, Thrushes, Flickers, Gnatcatchers, Flycatchers, Pipits, Waxwings, Swallows, Shrikes, Waterfowl, Starlings, Shorebirds, Vultures, Raptors, Jaegers, Skuas, Quail, Gulls, Terns, Rails, Coots, Oystercatchers.


Bird listings may include resident and migratory birds and common and rare sightings.