What’s Going On in the Park: early Jan 2009

Here are some highlights from the National Park Service Park Wavelengths newsletter:

  • See the first coho salmon in the park.  From the Five Brooks trailhead, walk down the road to the short trail to John West Fork creek for viewing.
  • During the December holiday bird count, there were three bald eagle sitings over Tomales Bay!
  • The road from Drakes Beach to the Lighthouse and Chimney Rock are closed and replaced by Shuttle service on weekends and holidays.
  • The first Northern Elephant Seal pup was born on December 19th, similar to last year’s timing.  From the Chimney Rock Overlook, 70 animals could be seen from that point with more arriving each day. Large males have been seen cruising along the Drakes Bay beach blowing bubbles and flipping their heads up.