Alcatraz ranks right up there with riding the cable cars for most locals, but it turns out the island is a great place for watching birds! Jack hops on the ferry and chronicles the nesting behavior of snowy egrets, pigeon guillemots, Brandt’s cormorants, and western gulls.
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The California Coastal Trail runs west of Highway 1 along this scenic stretch of the San Mateo coast.
A writer goes looking for fish, stories, and memories in the East Bay parks.