Californian Guano Rock

Veronica Relano

While on the lookout for harbour seals along the coastline of California’s oldest state park, I stumbled upon very few seals, but a lot of seabirds. While the guano-covered rock itself offers a rather harsh and barren surface, hundreds of pelicans, seagulls, shorebirds, and cormorants flocked to it taking a break from the stormy waters gushing around it. ‘What an abundance and diversity,’ I thought to myself.