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A Pelican lurks by the boat, hoping for a handout from a fisherman at the Channel Islands of the coast of California. The central coast of California is one of the most scenic areas of the United States. The natural beauty and wildlife are abundant and breathtaking. You can find more than 200 species of birds, both land and sea birds, on this scenic and spectacular stretch of California..The National Audubon Society lists Morro Bay and the central coast of California, including Santa barbara as a Globally Important Bird Area. Thousands of migratory birds spend part of the year here..Shorebirds such as marbled godwits, willets, curlews with their long curved bills and tiny sandpipers find a bountiful feast in the mudflats of the estuary at Morro Bay. Black brant geese migrate from spots on the Alaskan shore to feed on the rich eelgrass beds. Fluttering terns, brown pelicans, graceful egrets and herons are also part of the seasonal mix...