Santee Lakes has approximately 230 different species of birds that either live here full-time or pass through to avoid the cold,  Santee Lakes is the perfect place to photograph, and enjoy birds of all kinds.  You can see and download a list of the birds spotted at Santee Lakes below. Please visit the new Bird Story Map to get an interactive look at some of the most popular birds photographed at the Lakes! This Bird Story Map will be an ever-changing site with additional birds added, so visit often!

For additional information regarding birds in Southern California, visit: San Diego Audubon, San Diego Natural History Museum, and Cornell Labs-All About Birds.