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 gather data on migratory shorebirds to identify baseline levels of shorebird abundance and diversity. Interns also participate in developing an International Migratory Bird Day event and assisting with a variety of other education programs.