The Coast News Group
Do some bird-watching at the nature walk along Batiquitos Lagoon from 9 to 11 a.m. Jan. 5. Courtesy photo

Drop in with the birds for lagoon hike


CARLSBAD — See who’s flown into town when the Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation hosts an easy, docent-led nature walk Jan. 5 from 9 to 11 a.m. This walk will focus on the waterfowl and other birds that winter at the Batiquitos lagoon. Participants should bring their own binoculars. There is no charge for this walk.Meet at the Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation Nature Center at the end of Gabbiano Lane in Carlsbad. Take the Poinsettia Lane exit off of I-5 in Carlsbad and proceed east, making a right turn onto Batiquitos Drive. Gabbiano Lane is the first street on the right. Free parking is available. Call (760) 931-0800 or visit the Foundation Website at

The Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation, a 501(c) 3 non-profit corporation, formed in 1983 with the mission to preserve, protect and enhance the Batiquitos Lagoon Ecological Reserve. Once feared lost as a natural habitat for many endangered species, the Batiquitos Lagoon has made a recovery in recent years and is now one of Southern California’s natural resources – especially for North San Diego County.