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Learn about sustainable seafood and watch birds this weekend in San Diego

Darlene Luckins

The weekend of March 14-16, 2014 is predicted to be another hot one. If you are planning to do anything outdoors, be prepared with sunscreen, a hat, and some water. Here is a list of nature activities in San Diego for this weekend. All events are free.

The Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve will have two events this weekend. The first one is on Saturday, March 15th at 10 a.m. at the visitor’s center. Speaker Theresa Sinicrope will be talking about sustainable seafood and maintaining diversity in aquaculture and fisheries. On Sunday, March 16th, Winand Hess will have a birding walk at 3 p.m. on the McCoy Trail. You may see northern harriers, clapper rails, and maybe a whimbrel among other birds. Meet at the visitor’s center at 301Caspian Way in Imperial Beach. Call 619-575-3613 for more information.

There will be another chance to work on a least tern and snowy plover habitat with the San Diego Audubon Society this Saturday, March 15 at 9:30 a.m.. Note: The location has changed for this event. It will NOT take place at FAA island as previously stated, but the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge at Sweetwater Marsh. Wear work clothing and bring water. Contact Rebecca Schwartz at for directions and more details.

Join John Haddock and the Buena Vista Audubon Society for a bird walk along the San Dieguito River this Saturday, March 15th at 8 a.m. The walk begins at the San Andres Trailhead at the end of San Andres Road. Take the I-5 to Via de la Valle, east, and turn right on San Andres Road. Contact John Haddock at 760-941-7824 for more details.

You can hike with a biologist at Crestwood Ecological Reserve this Saturday, March 15th from 9 a.m. to noon. Hikers will learn about animal tracking and see the blooming plants in the reserve. RSVP at Earth Discovery’s website, email, or call 619-447-4715.