Category Archives: Birding

A Morning at Manresa State Beach…

Gorgeous sunsets are pretty standard in Santa Cruz County. They’re easy to catch, usually full of vibrant colors and pretty much always worth a look. Our sunrises are equally beautiful, but let’s be honest, not all of us are willing to sacrifice that last hour or two of shut eye to see them! Well thanks to…

SUP Santa Cruz!

Have you tried stand up paddle boarding – better known as SUP? Let these photos inspire you to take to the Monterey Bay and enjoy a day exploring over the open water!  As if the photos weren’t enough, check out these facts about the gorgeous Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary: The Monterey Bay submarine canyon…

5 Beautiful Spots to Enjoy Birds in Santa Cruz County

Williamson’s Sapsuckers and Tennessee Warblers may sound like foot-tapping bands at the weekly farmers market, but they’re actually the names of rare birds you may spot in Santa Cruz County. The region’s feathered friends extend beyond the gulls that cozy up to your bowl of clam chowder at the wharf. Situated along the Pacific Flyway…

Start the New Year with an Inspiring Hike

Say “Auld Lang Syne” to holiday indulgences and start the New Year fresh with an inspiring hike in a beautiful setting. On January 1st, state parks throughout the country will ring in 2016 with First Day Hikes, a fourth annual program that offers free, guided hikes to all. Below, we’ve assembled a guide to outings…

Santa Cruz Winter Wildlife Watch

Santa Cruz is known for its phenomenal wildlife viewing opportunities. Year ’round whale watching, birding and elephant seals, and seasonal monarch butterflies have put Santa Cruz County on the map for many nature enthusiasts. But from November through January there seems to be a crescendo of wildlife that make Santa Cruz a wintertime must-see! Wintering…

Fan Photo of the Week

This week’s Fan Photo is a birdwatcher’s delight! Check out this snowy egret enjoying the last light of the day at Natural Bridges State Beach by Instagram fan, @codychrome_photography. Thanks John Cody for sharing such a great #SantaCruzNow photo with us! For more information on places to go bird watching in Santa Cruz County, visit our website and check out…

Thoughtful Thursday

It’s not a sand castle, but it’s just one of many unique properties steps away from the white sandy beach at Pajaro Dunes Resort.

Celebrating Your Moments at Pajaro Dunes Resort

Mix equal parts the comforts of home, the amenities of a resort, and 1 1/2 miles of uncrowded, pristine, sandy beach and you have the recipe for the perfect getaway at Pajaro Dunes Resort. Established in 1973, Pajaro Dunes invites generations of families to return year after year to enjoy a beachfront home in this…

My Santa Cruz Bucket List for 2014

2014 marks twenty years of living in Santa Cruz for me, and one thing I can’t get over is how much I still have to explore and experience in this area. So this year, I have a simple bucket list to get out, see and do more in this place I love and call home….

Thoughtful Thursday

All birders welcome to join the 57th Annual Christmas Bird Count this Saturday, December 14, an all-day event! See website for more information. P.S. Can you identify this bird? Please leave your answer in the comments!

Category Archives: Birding

A Morning at Manresa State Beach…

Gorgeous sunsets are pretty standard in Santa Cruz County. They’re easy to catch, usually full of vibrant colors and pretty much always worth a look. Our sunrises are equally beautiful, but let’s be honest, not all of us are willing to sacrifice that last hour or two of shut eye to see them! Well thanks to…

SUP Santa Cruz!

Have you tried stand up paddle boarding – better known as SUP? Let these photos inspire you to take to the Monterey Bay and enjoy a day exploring over the open water!  As if the photos weren’t enough, check out these facts about the gorgeous Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary: The Monterey Bay submarine canyon…

5 Beautiful Spots to Enjoy Birds in Santa Cruz County

Williamson’s Sapsuckers and Tennessee Warblers may sound like foot-tapping bands at the weekly farmers market, but they’re actually the names of rare birds you may spot in Santa Cruz County. The region’s feathered friends extend beyond the gulls that cozy up to your bowl of clam chowder at the wharf. Situated along the Pacific Flyway…

Start the New Year with an Inspiring Hike

Say “Auld Lang Syne” to holiday indulgences and start the New Year fresh with an inspiring hike in a beautiful setting. On January 1st, state parks throughout the country will ring in 2016 with First Day Hikes, a fourth annual program that offers free, guided hikes to all. Below, we’ve assembled a guide to outings…

Santa Cruz Winter Wildlife Watch

Santa Cruz is known for its phenomenal wildlife viewing opportunities. Year ’round whale watching, birding and elephant seals, and seasonal monarch butterflies have put Santa Cruz County on the map for many nature enthusiasts. But from November through January there seems to be a crescendo of wildlife that make Santa Cruz a wintertime must-see! Wintering…

Fan Photo of the Week

This week’s Fan Photo is a birdwatcher’s delight! Check out this snowy egret enjoying the last light of the day at Natural Bridges State Beach by Instagram fan, @codychrome_photography. Thanks John Cody for sharing such a great #SantaCruzNow photo with us! For more information on places to go bird watching in Santa Cruz County, visit our website and check out…

Thoughtful Thursday

It’s not a sand castle, but it’s just one of many unique properties steps away from the white sandy beach at Pajaro Dunes Resort.

Celebrating Your Moments at Pajaro Dunes Resort

Mix equal parts the comforts of home, the amenities of a resort, and 1 1/2 miles of uncrowded, pristine, sandy beach and you have the recipe for the perfect getaway at Pajaro Dunes Resort. Established in 1973, Pajaro Dunes invites generations of families to return year after year to enjoy a beachfront home in this…

My Santa Cruz Bucket List for 2014

2014 marks twenty years of living in Santa Cruz for me, and one thing I can’t get over is how much I still have to explore and experience in this area. So this year, I have a simple bucket list to get out, see and do more in this place I love and call home….

Thoughtful Thursday

All birders welcome to join the 57th Annual Christmas Bird Count this Saturday, December 14, an all-day event! See website for more information. P.S. Can you identify this bird? Please leave your answer in the comments!