Seabirds gather in great colonies on offshore rocks, cliffs and islands all along the California Coast. Find a colony near you! (6.05 MB PDF). Seabirds often react when people, boats or aircraft get too close to them. If you get too close to seabirds, your presence can interrupt their natural behavior, such as feeding, resting or caring for their chicks.
Did you know that disturbances to seabirds during breeding season can:
The Seabird Protection Network works to reduce human disturbance to seabirds and other wildlife along the central California coast through an organized outreach and education program combined with law enforcement and seabird management actions.
The Seabird Protection Network is funded by the
Luckenbach Oil Spill Restoration Fund.