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September 20, 2016

For Release: Visit Santa Cruz County Announces Third Edition of Free Wildlife Watching Guide

September 20, 2016                    
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:  Christina Glynn
Phone: 831.427.4405 ext.112
 
VISIT SANTA CRUZ COUNTY ANNOUNCES THIRD EDITION OF FREE WILDLIFE WATCHING GUIDE

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, CA— There are approximately 400 migratory and permanent bird species found throughout Santa Cruz County, and thousands of monarch butterflies, whales, and elephant seals which call the area home on a seasonal basis.  Now, avid wildlife viewers have an easy-to-use resource, thanks to Visit Santa Cruz County’s revised and updated Wildlife Watching Guide.

The free 52-page guide is designed for use by locals and visitors to help navigate the various communities adjacent to premiere birding destinations throughout the county.  The guide includes information on a variety of habitats, from sandy beaches to lagoons, wetlands and rivermouths, as well as descriptions and fresh photography of the some of the area’s most commonly seen birds, wildlife and the best times of the year to view them. Information on monarch butterflies, whale watching and elephant seals is also featured.  The guide also provides maps of birding and wildlife hotspots, points of interest, itineraries, and encourages birders to share their photos on Instagram using the hashtag #SantaCruzNow.

Visit Santa Cruz County will distribute the free kit at its year-around visitor center at 303 Water Street in Santa Cruz, via mail by request through www.birding.travel, or by calling 800.833.3494.

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About VSCC: A private, non-profit corporation, Visit Santa Cruz County (VSCC) exists to enhance tourism and the economy by positioning Santa Cruz County as a visitor, conference and film destination. For more information, contact VSCC at 831-425-1234.  Or visit VSCC’s web site at www.visitsantacruz.org.