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Species found at Viewing Site

Mattole Recreation Area  - Site # 131

Species:Bald Eagle
Seen:Yes
Locations:Along the beach, tidepools, dunes, and estuary of the Mattole River.
Present Season:W
Season View:W
Reliable:Good

Species:Bewick's Wren
Seen:Yes
Locations:In the lush vegetation along the river.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Black Bear
Seen:No
Locations:Beach
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Su
Reliable:Poor

Species:California Sea-Lion
Seen:Yes
Locations:At the river mouth.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:California Sea-Lion
Seen:Yes
Locations:At the river mouth or walk north on the beach for .75 mile.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Common Loon
Seen:Yes
Locations:Around deeper waters.
Present Season:W,Sp,F
Season View:W,F
Reliable:Good

Species:Gray Whale
Seen:Yes
Locations:Seaward.
Present Season:W
Season View:W
Reliable:Good

Species:Great Blue Heron
Seen:Yes
Locations:On the north side of the estuary.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:Harbor Seal
Seen:Yes
Locations:At the river mouth.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Horned Grebe
Seen:Yes
Locations:Beyond the surf.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:Killdeer
Seen:Yes
Locations:Along the estuary shallows.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Marsh Wren
Seen:Yes
Locations:In the lush vegetation along the river.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Osprey
Seen:Yes
Locations:Along the beach, tidepools, dunes, and estuary of the Mattole River.
Present Season:W
Season View:W
Reliable:Excellent

Species:Red-Breasted Merganser
Seen:Yes
Locations:Around deeper waters.
Present Season:W,Sp,F
Season View:W,F
Reliable:Good

Species:Red-Necked Phalarope
Seen:Yes
Locations:Beyond the surf.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:Semipalmated Plover
Seen:Yes
Locations:Along the estuary shallows.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:Surf Scoter
Seen:Yes
Locations:Beyond the surf.
Present Season:Yr
Season View:Yr
Reliable:Good

Species:Western Grebe
Seen:Yes
Locations:Around deeper waters.
Present Season:W,Sp,F
Season View:W,F
Reliable:Good