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Cabrillo National Monument protects a unique and diverse landscape thriving with life. Follow our science teams into the field and discover the stories of our park’s natural resources and beyond.
Excuse Me, What Do You Keep in Your Gular Pouch?
January 23, 2020
Dixon Lanier Merritt wrote a great limerick regarding our fine feathered friend in 1910:
Strange Birds Caught by Observant Community Scientists
August 22, 2018
Field scientists do their best to observe and catalogue every species on the Earth, but there just isn’t enough of them to be all places at all times. Because of this, community scientists are playing an increasingly vital role in keeping track of the world’s organisms – are you one of them?
The Remarkable Adaptations of Birds to Their Environment
May 26, 2018
Birds, like all living things, are sculpted by natural selection. Every adaptation they sport serves a purpose: beaks are designed to eat a specific kind of food, feet help them to navigate their preferred environments, and plumage advertises a bird’s fitness or disguises its presence. Ready to learn about some of the interesting adaptations that make birds unique? Read on!
Last updated: November 4, 2016