Bird Watching in Malibu

The Malibu Creeks meets the Pacific Ocean at the Malibu Lagoon. Next door to the North is Surfrider Beach, recently designated as World Surfing Reserve. The lagoon is used by migratory birds traveling on the Pacific Flyway – a major north to south route of travel in the Americas.

According to the Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society, the following types of birds have been spotted:

“Offshore, shorebirds and waterfowl fall, winter, spring.  60+ species common in winter.   Belding’s Savannah Sparrow, Allen’s Hummingbird, Sora, wintering Snowy Plover & Peregrine Falcon.”

The SMBA Society has a monthly bird walk on the 4th Sunday of each month at 8:30 a.m.

Pelicans on a perch


taking off

seagull looking for food

All photographs by Paula Lauren Gibson/AfroPix ©


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When my father gave me a Kodak Brownie as a child, I fell in love with photography. I have been shooting pictures ever since. I am also an avid genealogist and can trace one of my family lines back to 1620! Check out my photography at!
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  1. Gorgeous!!!

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