The Salton Sea is in danger? What gives?
As this article on Birdlife International states, the Salton Sea is under heavy debate about how to properly manage this gem of a birding area. Located in California and part of the National Wildlife Refuge System, the Salton Sea is an Important Bird Area that supports over 400 bird species.
It is a shame that a great birding location like this would ever not get proper environmental treatment. The biodiversity is stunning in an area where it is rather unexpected.
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services has a basic information page about the refuge.
If you would like to voice your support of this great birding location, Take Action at Audubon’s website.