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California Coastal Wildlife Watch

California Coastal Wildlife Watch

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California Coastal Wildlife Watch
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Website 942 participants 2,888 spottings

Around the world, coastal ecosystems are known for their unique wildlife. From sea birds to native plant life, every coast has its assortment of interesting organisms. We want to bring awareness to California's beautiful coastal wildlife and also help protect these areas by documenting organisms and reporting any pollution.

California Coastal Wildlife Watch

Lat: 37.00 Long: -120.00

Recent Spottings

Red Phalarope (winter) Jellis 3 3 Red Phalarope (winter)
Surfbird Jellis 1 0 Surfbird
Ruddy Turnstone Jellis 1 0 Ruddy Turnstone
Black Skimmer Jellis 10 18 Black Skimmer
Reddish Egret Jellis 1 0 Reddish Egret
Elegant Terns Jellis 2 1 Elegant Terns
Honey-bellied Green Bee Noveira_Starsong 2 1 Honey-bellied Green Bee
Least Tern (family) Jellis 1 0 Least Tern (family)
Caspian Tern Jellis 0 1 Caspian Tern
Guillemot Knsculpt 1 0 Guillemot
Unknown spotting crowleykingofhellmacleod 1 5 Unknown spotting
Seven-spot Ladybird crowleykingofhellmacleod 1 0 Seven-spot Ladybird
Caspian Tern Jellis 1 0 Caspian Tern
Heerman's Gull KathleenMcEachern 2 0 Heerman's Gull
Two-spot octopus Knsculpt 2 0 Two-spot octopus
Unknown spotting Desmond.E.S.O 2 7 Unknown spotting
California Fuchsia Marta RubioTexeira 1 0 California Fuchsia
Sea Hare Knsculpt 2 0 Sea Hare
CA Abalone (young) Knsculpt 1 0 CA Abalone (young)
Monarch Butterfly KathleenMcEachern 6 1 Monarch Butterfly
Unknown spotting npfares 1 0 Unknown spotting
Western Grebe KathleenMcEachern 2 0 Western Grebe
Anna's Hummingbird, male KathleenMcEachern 1 0 Anna's Hummingbird, male
Spotted Sandpiper, non-breeding plumage KathleenMcEachern 1 0 Spotted Sandpiper, non-breeding plumage
California Snowy Plover SeanEllsworth 2 0 California Snowy Plover
Turkey Vulture SeanEllsworth 1 0 Turkey Vulture
Beach Strawberry SeanEllsworth 1 0 Beach Strawberry
Unknown spotting npfares 1 0 Unknown spotting
Mew Gull Jellis 3 0 Mew Gull
Chinese swan goose Chris Ince Jr. 1 0 Chinese swan goose
Brown Pelican KathleenMcEachern 2 1 Brown Pelican
Greater Scaup JAG 1 3 Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup JAG 1 1 Lesser Scaup
Least Sandpiper JAG 0 2 Least Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher JAG 0 3 Long-billed Dowitcher
Merlin JAG 1 1 Merlin
Cooper's Hawk JAG 4 5 Cooper's Hawk
Lincoln's Sparrow JAG 1 0 Lincoln's Sparrow
Forster's Tern JAG 0 0 Forster's Tern
Unknown spotting JAG 0 0 Unknown spotting
Long-billed Curlew JAG 1 2 Long-billed Curlew
Proliferating Anemone DonnaPomeroy 1 0 Proliferating Anemone
Sparrow npfares 0 0 Sparrow
Black-necked grebe Desmond.E.S.O 6 5 Black-necked grebe
Black-bellied plover Desmond.E.S.O 1 1 Black-bellied plover
Dunlin Desmond.E.S.O 1 1 Dunlin
Red-breasted merganser Desmond.E.S.O 1 0 Red-breasted merganser
Black-bellied plover (Non-breeding) Desmond.E.S.O 2 3 Black-bellied plover (Non-breeding)
Red Abalone Animalia 1 1 Red Abalone
Anna's hummingbird npfares 0 1 Anna's hummingbird

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