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Whelan Lake Bird Sanctuary Field Trip

August 24 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am


Rating: Moderate (Uneven dirt paths)


From Hwy 78 west, exit north on El Camino Real and continue to Douglas Drive. From I-5 north exit east on Hwy 76 and continue to the Douglas Drive exit. Take Douglas Drive north approximately 1 mile and turn left on North River Road. Continue west on North River Rd. to the entrance gate at the end.

NOTE: The caretaker has again offered to have the gate open at 7:30 am for Early Birds and leave it open until 8:45 to accommodate latecomers.

From the gate proceed straight ahead on the less traveled road to the Sanctuary. Disregard the “No Trespassing” Signs.

For those interested in lunch, we will be dining at “The Pitstop”, located beside the police station, at 3825 Mission Avenue, Oceanside 92058, just a couple of blocks west of Douglas Drive. It’s loaded with 50’s atmosphere, automobile memorabilia, and serves at least twenty different styles of sandwiches, all at reasonable prices.

Photos:  Whelan Lake

Further Information on Location Here and Here


August 24
8:00 am - 11:30 am
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Whelan Lake Bird Sanctuary
3650 North River Road
Oceanside, CA 92058
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Denise Riddle

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