GPS: 32.8509, -117.2739
La Jolla Cove is a scenic spot where the Pacific Ocean meets a rocky coastline. We will start by scanning the offshore out to the coastal kelp beds for pelagic species, including loons, shearwaters, and auklets. Rocky shore species that we might see include Brown Pelican, all three local Cormorants, winter gulls, Black Turnstones, and possibly Wandering Tattlers. Can be cool and windy (but that could bring the birds closer to the shore). Bring a scope if you have one. Capped at 25 participants.
Directions: From I-5 northbound, exit on La Jolla Parkway, proceed into La Jolla, turn right on Prospect. At the split in the road, fork right to Coast Blvd., go down the hill to the Cove area. Park anywhere you can (this can be a challenge!) and meet beyond the public restrooms at “Stan’s Bench” and see what is out there. From I-5 southbound, exit on La Jolla Village Dr., turn right (west). Left on Torrey Pines Rd., proceed to Prospect, and follow above directions.