Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Moss Landing

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Come enjoy and explore the Elkhorn Slough.

We are one of 28 National Estuarine Research Reserve,which provides scientists to study the unique environment of the wetlands. The Reserve also hosts more than 7,000 school students each year.

You can enjoy this amazing environment too. There are more than 340 bird species that live or migrate through the Reserve. We have an awarding winning visitor center, which offers weekend tours. And there are more than 5 miles of walking trails to explore.

For more information, please visit the Elkhorn Slough Foundation's Face Book page.
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  • We spent several hours here on the trails and boardwalks, watching harbor seals (mating!), pelicans, terns, seagulls, cormorants; and, of course ... sea otters. It is a very condensed view of much of....  more
    We spent several hours here on the trails and boardwalks, watching harbor seals (mating!), pelicans, terns, seagulls, cormorants; and, of course ... sea otters. It is a very condensed view of much of....  more »
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  • A really nice place to take a walk. There are several different paths you can take and none of them are too intense, it's mostly flat with a few mild hills here and there. Great place for birdwatching, so bring binoculars if you have them. Close enough to the ocean where it starts pretty cool, even on hot days but it never gets to cold. Closes kind of early, at 5.
  • Boat trip on the slough with Elkhorn Slough Safari. Excellent viewing and commentary by the naturalist. Sea otters, harbor seals, sea lions, pelicans and lots of other birds. Later we drove up to the visitor center and saw more birds and had great views.

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