The 186-acre Agua Hedionda Lagoon Ecological Reserve consists of lagoon, salt marsh, and mudflat habitats. Many species of water-associated birds have been recorded in the area and the immediate environs. Mammals, amphibians and reptiles also use this parcel and its riparian and chaparral habitats.
The property was acquired to protect southern willow riparian forest and salt water marsh habitats. It was designated as an ecological reserve by the Fish and Game Commission in 2002.
For more information, call the South Coast Region San Diego office at (858) 467-4201.