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SALTON SEA SUMMIT

UC RIVERSIDE/ PALM DESERT CAMPUS - OCTOBER 17-18, 2019

TOURS - Wednesday, October 16

Salton Sea Birding Tour

See the Salton Sea’s fall bird community! We will carpool to 2-3 sites along the north shore, including 84th St. and Salton Sea.

 

Meet outside the Starbucks at the Arco travel center at 66th St. and Hwy. 86 at 12:45, to leave at 1 PM sharp Wednesday, October 16.  Address:  Starbucks at the Arco, 90480 66th Ave, Mecca, CA 92254. The tour will end at the conference reception at around 4 PM. We can return people to their cars at about 7 PM when the reception ends. Restrooms available at Salton Sea SRA and North Shore. 

 

Bring: Binoculars, hat, water/bottle, sunglasses, hiking boots/sturdy walking shoes.

 

Please RSVP to Dan Cooper by October 14. Contact Dan if you have questions or would like more information.

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Photo courtesy of Dan Cooper

Salton Sea Tour

Wednesday, October 16

2:50 - 3:00 pm

Meet at Sonny Bono Wildlife Refuge and pick up 10-20 participants (would start at 1p)
Drive to Red Hill Bay, air quality sites/hike red hill
Drive to Mud Pots (over bridge)
Mud Pots
Drive to Management Marsh and stop along McDonald Rd
Drive back to Wildlife Refuge

12:45 pm

1:10 - 2:00 pm

2:00 - 2:10 pm

2:10 - 2:30 pm

2:35 - 2:50 pm

RSVP to Susie Carrillo no later than Sun, Oct 13.
 

Please note: Registered summit participants can join the Salton Sea Tour.  There will be moderate walking/hiking – hats, sunscreen and sturdy closed-toed shoes required.

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Directions to Sonny Bono Salton Sea Wildlife Refuge from Coachella Valley:
Ave 66 east to Hwy 111; continue south on Hwy 111 to Sinclair Rd; turn right and continue west to the Refuge entrance.