Upper Newport Bay Ecologica Reserve in Newport Beach
Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve ,   Photo Image # WETL 33

The Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve in Southern California, Russ' home away from home, is one of the last great remaining estuaries on the west coast. Its rich nutrients attract abundant wildlife in fish, mammals and almost 200 species of birds, several of them endangered. As part of the Pacific Flyway migration route, up to 30,000 birds can be seen here on a winter day.

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