Have you seen the South Bay looking a little different? What are they growing out there, anyway?
Native riparian shrubs and trees have been planted and in the growth stages of becoming a lush, riparian forest (land along lakes, streams, and rivers), connected to the Otay River on the San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Please visit our page about the River Partners Restoration Project to learn more.
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Belding's savannah sparrow is a State and Federally protected bird. It is a rare subspecies of the Savannah sparrow, however it is common on the marshes of San Diego Bay, and the Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge. It is distinguished from the Savannah sparrow by having heavier and darker streaking, and a smaller beak profile.