Important Bird Areas

Piedras Blancas, CA

California

The Piedras Blancas, CA IBA occupies 144,681 hectares of pelagic open water habitat. The IBA is located in the Northern California ecoregion. The IBA is located just north of San Simeon on the central coast of California. The site is well known for a large large elephant seal rockery.

It is owned and managed as: federal-other, and has the following primary uses: fisheries/aquaculture-other, military-other, tourism/recreation-other, and ports.

Piedras Blancas, CA is an IBA for the following species: Sooty Shearwater. It contains an estimated 530 Sooty Shearwater. The following species are on the Audubon WatchList: Sooty Shearwater.

Ornithological Summary

Piedras Blancas, CA is an IBA for the following species: Sooty Shearwater. It contains an estimated 530 Sooty Shearwater. These surveys were conducted between 2004 and 2006. The following species are on the Audubon WatchList: Sooty Shearwater.

Ownership

The Piedras Blancas, CA IBA is owned and managed as: federal-other.

Habitat

The Piedras Blancas, CA IBA is characterized by the following habitat types: open water. The IBA is located in the Northern California ecoregion.

Land Use

The Piedras Blancas, CA IBA is used for: fisheries/aquaculture-other, military-other, tourism/recreation-other, and ports.