LOS ANGELES RIVER (WILLOW ST.)

Habitat: Open water, mudflats, grassland

Terrain: Paved pedestrian trails run the length of the river on either side. Stairs and ramps lead up to the trails.

Facilities: None

Parking: The best parking is found along Deforest Ave south of Willow St.

Here at Willow St. the river returns to a semi-natural state going from enclosed in concrete to a dirt bottom. Tules, cattails and some willows have taken root and draw big numbers of birds all year long. Twice a year the river is used as a migration rest point for innumerable species passing through. Quite often yielding a look at some uncommon and doggone lost shorebirds and waterfowl.