Saturday, March 3, 2018

Stop at the Salton Sea

We left Vallecito Stage Station County Park early yesterday morning and continued our circle of the Salton Sea. This area has so many memories of past trips here to the Imperial Sea View Spa where my mom, and later sister Kathy and husband Gary lived. We particularly enjoyed recalling bicycle camping tours that we made around the sea, the Imperial Valley, and Anza-Borrego State Park. Our stop for the day was the Salton Sea State Park Visitor Center and Campground.  The nice ranger at the gate informed us that the campground was closed due to a sewage problem, but said that the Mecca Beach Campground one mile to the South was opened.  He waived the day pass at the Visitor Center so that we could bird, trusting us to camp later at Mecca Beach, eighteen dollars for a dry site. The water level continues to drop in the Salton Sea, but the birds are still numerous, and the weather was perfect.  We made a good observation list of 27 species with 13 photos, which you can see here.


  1. Nice list & photos. Love all the elegant long legged shore birds. Enjoy the sun & birds!

  2. Thanks Patty. Your comments mean so much to us, so expressive and from the heart.