Coastal Birds

Explore the fascinating world of coastal birds and their unique habitats. Learn about the diverse species, their behaviors, and how you can contribute to their conservation efforts.
Scolopacidae Sanderling Calidris alba Bird, Shorebirds, Sandpiper, Arctic Tundra, Waders, Bird Guides, Bird Species, All Birds, Bird Watching

Small, sprightly shorebird. Breeding plumage shows rusty tones on upperparts, often with a frosty appearance when fresh. By mid-summer, the frosty feather tips fade away and the neck can be deep, rich red—not to be confused with the much smaller Red-necked Stint! Very pale in winter. Juveniles are nearly spangled with black-and-white above. At all seasons, note larger size and somewhat thicker bill than other peeps or stints, along with bold white wing stripe in flight. Flocks are usually…

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The Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) is the smallest of the eight species of pelican, although it is a large bird in nearly every other regard. It is 106–137 cm (42–54 in) in length, weighs from 2.75 to 5.5 kg (6-12 lb) and has a wingspan from 1.83 to 2.5 m (6 to 8.2 ft). For many Californians, our magnificent coastline is part of our natural identity, and the Brown Pelican is a treasured part of that image. The Brown Pelican is one of the most distinctive and popular birds that call…

Cathy Hayes