Cabrillo Field Notes

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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.

Species Spotlight: Common Poorwill (Phalaenoptilus nuttallii)

November 23, 2018 Posted by: Nicole Ornelas

In November 2018, after the park was closed and night had just fallen, Law Enforcement Ranger Bonnie Phillips came upon an unfamiliar creature on the sidewalk near the Visitor Center – the Common Poorwill (Phalaenoptilus nuttallii). Let’s learn more about this camouflaged nightjar.


The Return Of The Roadrunner!

August 21, 2018 Posted by: Stephanie Root

Wildlife cameras reveal an unexpected but welcome visitor – a greater roadrunner. This is a species that has not been seen for decades in Cabrillo National Monument. We take a look into the history of roadrunners in the park as well as interesting facts about this amazing bird.


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