California brown pelican, monterey bay. These are endangered. There are a large number that nest in the Channel Islands.

These are endangered. There are a large number that nest in the Channel Islands.

Black Oystercatchers, near Point Arena, California

This bird is called a Black Oystercatcher So far I know of no cult associated with it!

An elephant seal lounges on a beach in Monterey Bay, Calif. The seal and the shore bird live in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is one of only 13 marine sanctuaries in the U.S. From NOAA/flickr

An elephant seal lounges on a beach in Monterey Bay, Cali.

Snowy egret at Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary yesterday. Beautiful bird!    Love California wildlife? Follow us to stay connected and help protect the remarkable wildlife of California.

Snowy egret at Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary yesterday. Beautiful bird! Love California wildlife? Follow us to stay connected and help protect the remarkable wildlife of California.

Elkhorn Slough on the Monterey Bay: Pelican hangout. Near dusk, they fly low by the shore in lines of about six birds as they look for fish.

Elkhorn Slough on the Monterey Bay: Pelican hangout. Near dusk, they fly low by the shore in lines of about six birds as they look for fish.

Common Murres home to the Monterey Bay

Page with pictures of Common Murres

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