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The California Coastal National Monument is comprised of over 20,000 small islands, rocks, exposed reefs, and pinnacles off the coast of California

The California Coastal National Monument is comprised of over 20,000 small islands, rocks, exposed reefs, and pinnacles off the coast of California

California Coastal National Monument includes two field sites along a coast that encompasses 1,100 miles of habitat and is part of the National Landscape Conservation System. The rocky shoreline habitats interspersed with sandy coves and beaches are used by many shorebird species, including Black Oystercatcher, Western Snowy Plover, Western Sandpiper, and Pacific Dunlin, which are the focal species for these sites, though all shorebirds observed will be identified.

Black Oystercatchers

Black Oystercatchers

 

Celebrate Shorebirds Interns participate in the pacific flyway shorebird survey taking note of all shorebirds present on both sites. The goal of surveys at these sites are to identify baseline levels of shorebird abundance and diversity, with seasonal counts that target overwintering birds, spring migrants and breeding birds.

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