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Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve Los Angeles, California

Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve is in the city of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley. The Reserve as developed in 1988 with an 11-acre lake, an island and wildlife viewing stations. What is most ironic about the Reserve is its proximity to a major interstate highway. But, despite its proximity, the topography is such that one can neither see nor hear the interstate. In fact, one has a sense of being in the wilderness, making it a peaceful location for wildlife. Birds are present throughout the year, and more than two hundred species of birds have been seen there.

Egrets

Snowy Egret
Great Egret
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Great Egret
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Great Egret

Double-crested Cormorants

American White Pelicans

Herons

Great Blue Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
Great Blue Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
Great Blue Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron

Canada Geese & American Coots

Canada Geese

American Coots

Ducks

American Wigeon (male)
Mallard (male)
Muscovy (male)
Muscovy (female)
Mallard (female)

Small Birds

Red-winged Blackbird
Song Sparrow
California Towhee
Common Yellowthroat Warbler
California Thrasher
Bushtit
While I have been to the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve many times. I always look forward to returning.
L. Carl Volpe - carl.volpe@gmail.com
More images from Sepulveda and my other trips may be found at the links below.