Black-Necked Stilts At Salton Sea

CarolM

San Bernardino, United States

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Photographed at Salton Sea in Southern California. Added watercolor filter. Canon D40.

The Salton Sea, California’s largest inland lake, supports a spectacular bird population that is among the most concentrated and most diverse in the world. It is one of the most important wetlands along the Pacific Flyway. Several million birds migrate and inhabit the area every year. Over 400 species of birds have been counted at the Sea, including eared grebes, endangered brown pelicans, great blue herons, ospreys, burrowing owls, gulls, ducks, geese and terns. California’s Salton Sea is a last migratory stop along the Pacific Flyway for Black-necked Stilts as they head south. Flocks of as many as 10,000 stilts stop to feed. The Sea’s increasing salinity and pollution of fish is becoming an increasing concern. Unless something is done, it could have adverse effects on the bird population that frequents the sea.

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