Cabrillo Field Notes

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Cabrillo National Monument protects a unique and diverse landscape thriving with life. Follow our science teams into the field and discover the stories of our park’s natural resources and beyond.

Species Spotlight: Common Poorwill (Phalaenoptilus nuttallii)

November 23, 2018 Posted by: Nicole Ornelas

In November 2018, after the park was closed and night had just fallen, Law Enforcement Ranger Bonnie Phillips came upon an unfamiliar creature on the sidewalk near the Visitor Center – the Common Poorwill (Phalaenoptilus nuttallii). Let’s learn more about this camouflaged nightjar.


Species Spotlight: Western Tussock Moth (Orgyia vetusta)

April 12, 2017 Posted by: Andrew Rosales

Have you noticed the bright spots of orange and red among a fuzzy tufted caterpillar here on the flora of Cabrillo? Learn more about these stunning larvae on this edition of Species Spotlight.


Last updated: November 4, 2016

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