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Seabirds & Shorebirds of the Santa Cruz Coastline Poster Print

Santa Cruz County is in Central California along the Pacific Coast. The county offers nearly 30 miles (48 km) of scenic coastline with over 14 state parks and beaches. The area is an important part of the Pacific Flyway, which is a major north-south migration route for birds in the Americas that stretches from Alaska to Patagonia. Species included: AMERICAN AVOCET (Recurvirostra americana) • AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER (Pluvialis dominica) • BLACK- BELLIED PLOVER (Pluvialis squatarola) • BLACK- NECKED STILT (Himantopus mexicanus) • BLACK OYSTERCATCHER (Haematopus bachmani) • BRANDT’S CORMORANT (Phalacrocorax penicillatus) • BROWN PELICAN (Pelecanus occidentalis) • COMMON MURRE (Uria aalge) • DOUBLE- CRESTED CORMORANT (Phalacrocorax auritus) • DUNLIN (Calidris alpina) • ELEGANT TERN (Thalasseus elegans) • GREATER YELLOW-LEGS (Tringa melanoleuca) • HEERMANN’S GULL (Larus heermanni) • LEAST SANDPIPER (Calidris minutilla) • LESSER YELLOW-LEGS (Tringa flavipes) • MARBLED GODWIT (Limosa fedoa) • PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER (Pluvialis fulva) • PELAGIC CORMORANT (Phalacrocorax pelagicus) • RED-THROATED LOON (Gavia stellata) • RED KNOT (Calidris canutus) • RUDDY TURNSTONE (Arenaria interpres) • SANDERLING (Calidris alba) • SEMIPALMATED PLOVER (Charadrius semipalmatus) • SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER (Limnodromus griseus) • SNOWY PLOVER (Charadrius nivosus) • SPOTTED SANDPIPER (Actitis macularius) • SURFBIRD (Aphriza virgata) • WANDERING TATTLER (Tringa incana) • WESTERN SANDPIPER (Calidris mauri) • WHIMBREL (Numenius phaeopus) FREE SHIPPING IN THE US