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San Joaquin Wildlife Santuary

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5 Riparian View, Irvine CA 92612, Irvine, CA 92612
+1 949-261-7963
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Terrific place to get in some walking!

I have had three extended business trips staying at the A.C. Marriott and on each trip I looked... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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Enter off campus street

One side of the address dead ends into the water company and that is not the side you want. Nice... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“water birds” (4 reviews)
“great birding” (3 reviews)
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5 Riparian View, Irvine CA 92612, Irvine, CA 92612
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"water birds"
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"great birding"
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"bird sanctuary"
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"wide variety of birds"
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"butterfly garden"
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"natural habitat"
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"audubon society"
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"duck club"
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"water treatment plant"
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"watch the birds"
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"orange county"
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"ponds"
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"trail"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have had three extended business trips staying at the A.C. Marriott and on each trip I looked forward to a morning walk here! I was able to explore lots of different paths and trails, saw amazing wildlife and loved the scent of whatever greenery...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One side of the address dead ends into the water company and that is not the side you want. Nice place to hike and get away from the city

Thank advcards
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

Have been many times. Best to go on a guided walk so you get an idea of where to look on your own. Good choice of wide level trails with benches to rest. Well labeled butterfly garden area

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

This place is within the city but having water bodies to be a natural place for a wide variety of birds, mainly water birds. One must be there early morning to get a good view. Although it is called a wildlife sanctuary but there are...More

2  Thank Royadip
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have just completed a 2 week Bird Watching tour of California. We visited this reserve twice during the final 2 day’s of our tour. What a superb, well maintained reserve. Several Pools holding a number of different species each with a...More

2  Thank Highland-Birder
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Fantastic place for the avian photographer. Go early in the morning and enjoy this bird sanctuary set all around ponds.

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Reviewed 2 June 2017

This is a hidden gem but I spent a lot of time looking for access to the pond area from the Riparian View entry. The path to the pond area is closed for the foreseeable future due to renovations and other local construction. There are...More

1  Thank KasStL
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

What a relaxing breath of fresh air from the fast-paced LA/Orange County life. Many thanks to volunteer Doug, who was extremely knowledgeable and kind and helped my husband find a whole bunch of new birds. I meanwhile enjoyed their nice Audubon store and relaxed at...More

1  Thank Jacqueline R
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

This is a water treatment plant that has become a great birding sight, especially in the spring. A wide variety of birds, in their breeding plumage, can be easily viewed and photographed in a setting that easily navigable, with flat paths that surround a number...More

2  Thank ebdb627
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

So peaceful to walk along the groomed trail and look for birds! The best time for sightings is early AM and late afternoon. I live near the sanctuary and can walk there. There are multiple nesting heron pairs in the local trees and the spring...More

2  Thank Kathleen M
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