Orange sky and black birds

Orange sky and black birds

Last Thursday, I finally went whale watching again! It felt like ages since my last trip. Unfortunately, the whales didn’t show, but that’s to be expected since it’s not really whale watching season in Southern California at the moment. A pod of common dolphins did grace us with their presence and approached the boat for… [read more]

5 cool cormorant facts

Brandt's cormorants and brown pelicans

During a visit to a Southern California beach, there’s a very good chance you’ll see a mostly black bird. This bird is most likely a cormorant and it’s often spotted sitting with California brown pelicans and various gulls hanging out on rocks. From a boat, they are frequently seen flying just above the surface of… [read more]