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Bird Island Trail

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Length


0.5 Miles 0.7 Kilometers


45' 14 m

Ascent

-53' -16 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

83' 25 m

High

35' 11 m

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Great views of a large sea bird colony on a small island off the shore

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Features Birding · Views

Description

From the Bird Island Trail parking lot take the obvious path south along China Cove. After 0.2 miles South Plateau Trail joins on the left and Gibson's Beach with its white sand it just straight ahead. Turn right and proceed to the small headland which will give you an excellent view of Bird Island. This is a large sea bird nesting area in spring and summer. Don't forget to bring your binoculars.

Flora & Fauna

Bird Island is a popular nesting place for Brandt's cormorants. You can also see Western gull chicks and possibly black-crowned night herons.

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May 12, 2018
Michael Kearney
May 6, 2018
Andre Powell
Feb 10, 2018
Tilman Giese
Sep 30, 2017
Jaclyn Rose

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  4.0 from 2 votes

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