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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 947 participants 2,997 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

Butterfly Ava T-B 1 0 Butterfly
Canada Goose Desmond.E.S.O 3 1 Canada Goose
Northern Harrier Josh Asel 6 4 Northern Harrier
Great Horned Owl Josh Asel 8 3 Great Horned Owl
Brandt’s Cormorant Steven Sheppard 1 0 Brandt’s Cormorant
North American River Otter Josh Asel 16 8 North American River Otter
California sea lion AlexanderKaliczak 1 0 California sea lion
One-spot Fringehead Steven Sheppard 2 2 One-spot Fringehead
California Sea Lion Steven Sheppard 6 1 California Sea Lion
Heerman's Gull KarenSaxton 6 1 Heerman's Gull
Reddish egret KarenSaxton 6 9 Reddish egret
Tricolor Heron KarenSaxton 3 0 Tricolor Heron
Spiny Redberry Ava T-B 1 0 Spiny Redberry
Anna's Hummingbird KarenSaxton 3 0 Anna's Hummingbird
Snowy Egret Chris Ince Jr. 0 0 Snowy Egret
Say's Phoebe KarenSaxton 1 0 Say's Phoebe
Osprey KarenSaxton 0 2 Osprey
Giant Green Anemone Machi 17 10 Giant Green Anemone
Brewer's Blackbird Machi 1 0 Brewer's Blackbird
Strap Lichen Machi 2 0 Strap Lichen
California Mussel Machi 2 0 California Mussel
Columbian Black-tailed Deer Machi 3 0 Columbian Black-tailed Deer
Hydrozoan Machi 10 4 Hydrozoan
Turkish Washcloth Machi 4 3 Turkish Washcloth
Coralline Red Algae Machi 2 0 Coralline Red Algae
Ochre Sea Star Machi 6 2 Ochre Sea Star
Hydrozoan Machi 4 4 Hydrozoan
Black Turban Snail Machi 5 0 Black Turban Snail
Bryozoan Machi 5 2 Bryozoan
Spotting Machi 1 0 Spotting
Dwarf Rockweed Machi 1 0 Dwarf Rockweed
Limpets Machi 1 1 Limpets
California Rock Crab Machi 3 0 California Rock Crab
Pink Volcano Barnacle Machi 1 0 Pink Volcano Barnacle
Gooseneck Barnacle Machi 1 0 Gooseneck Barnacle
Witches Broom Ava T-B 6 3 Witches Broom
Northern River Otter Joshua Asel 15 17 Northern River Otter
Rough limpet Steven Sheppard 3 0 Rough limpet
Brittle Star Steven Sheppard 1 0 Brittle Star
California mussels Steven Sheppard 1 0 California mussels
Brown Booby Jellis 1 0 Brown Booby
Black-legged Kittiwake Jellis 4 0 Black-legged Kittiwake
Southern Pacific Rattlesnake KarenP 2 0 Southern Pacific Rattlesnake
Black Scoter Jellis 1 0 Black Scoter
Proliferating Anemone DonnaPomeroy 3 0 Proliferating Anemone
Ruddy Turnstone Jellis 1 0 Ruddy Turnstone
Pacific Forktail Noahs Ark 1 0 Pacific Forktail
Northern Elephant Seal Beachmaster Joshua Asel 15 17 Northern Elephant Seal Beachmaster
Black Phoebe npfares 1 0 Black Phoebe
Forster's Tern Jellis 1 0 Forster's Tern

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