SITE 5

PEBBLE BEACH DRIVE

Directions: Go west on Front Street 0.5 mile to B Street, turn right, go 5 blocks north to 6th Street, turn left, go 3 blocks to Pebble Beach Drive (past Taylor Street), turn right, go along Pebble Beach Drrive to any of several parking areas on left.

Amenities:

lodging food gas accessible bird by car picnic area

Sponsor:
 Elk Valley Rancheria


Description: Best birded by car and with a spotting scope—boasting beautiful beaches, abundant tidepools, and superb viewing of shorebirds, including Rock Sandpiper, Willet, Wandering Tattler, Whimbrel, Black Oystercatcher, Black Turnstone, and Surfbird. Watch for Bar-tailed Godwit at Marhoffer Creek (1.6 miles from 6th Street). During spring and fall migration, watch and listen for all species of swallows, also sparrows, pipits, blackbirds, crows, and ravens. Scope offshore rocks and surf for Brown Pelican, Brandt’s and Pelagic Cormorant, all three scoters, and Common Murre. At Brother Jonathan Overlook, south of 9th Street, watch gray whale migration in winter.
 
peeble beach drive map
 
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