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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 939 participants 2,865 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

Unknown spotting Desmond.E.S.O 2 7 Unknown spotting
Sea Hare Knsculpt 2 0 Sea Hare
CA Abalone (young) Knsculpt 1 0 CA Abalone (young)
Two-spot octopus Knsculpt 1 0 Two-spot octopus
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
Heerman's Gull KathleenMcEachern 1 0 Heerman's Gull
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
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
Heermann's gull Desmond.E.S.O 4 1 Heermann's gull
Cassin's auklet Desmond.E.S.O 0 5 Cassin's auklet
Spiny Dogfish Jellis 1 0 Spiny Dogfish
Long-billed Curlews JoshuaGSmith 3 8 Long-billed Curlews
Kelp Rockfish Kiloueka 1 0 Kelp Rockfish
Sea Hare matteo76 1 0 Sea Hare
Black Skimmer JoshuaGSmith 0 2 Black Skimmer
Beach Sand Verbena matteo76 2 0 Beach Sand Verbena
Raven eating ground squirrel(Otospermophilus beecheyi) KarenSaxton 1 0 Raven eating ground squirrel(Otospermophilus beecheyi)
Allen's hummingbird Desmond.E.S.O 1 0 Allen's hummingbird
California King Snake Gael 0 2 California King Snake
Round stingray EmilieWatchesTrees 2 0 Round stingray
Unknown spotting KatKiloueka 1 0 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting Kiloueka 3 0 Unknown spotting
Harbor seal pup KelseyEvans-Layng 1 0 Harbor seal pup

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