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Sonny Bono Salton Sea
National Wildlife Refuge

906 W Sinclair Rd
Calipatria, CA   92233 - 9744
E-mail: Christian_Schoneman@fws.gov
Phone Number: 760-348-5278
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Waterfowl hunting on the refuge is administered by the California Department of Fish and Game. There is one hunt blind available for convenienced hunters.

Information and directions may be obtained at the refuge visitor center. A bookstore and a bird display are also located inside the center. Trails with interpretive signs and observation towers are available at refuge headquarters and Unit 1.

Wildlife Observation
A photography blind is accessible at Unit 1. During the winter, visitors may see yellow-footed gulls, ospreys, snow and Ross's geese, several species of ducks and shorebirds, and white-faced ibis. Mountain plovers can be seen occasionally and, if you're lucky, a blue-footed booby.

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The refuge is open from sunrise to sunset, and visitor center hours are 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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