Rancho Palos Verdes in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Palos Verdes Peninsula Habitat
The California sagebrush and California buckwheat are the natural habitat of a bird called the coastal California Gnatcatcher. Indigenous to the coastal zones of California, the California Gnatcatcher is a threatened species that feeds on insects gleaned from California sagebrush and buckwheat. The California Gnatcatcher maintains a year-round territory but stays within the home range during the breeding season. Since these areas of the Peninsula maintain California sagebrush, keep an eye out for a California Gnatcatcher, like the one pictured to the left.
Location. 33° 44.598′ N, 118° 22.776′ W. Marker is in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Palos Verdes Drive, South ¼ mile east of Sea Cove Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rancho Palos Verdes CA 90275, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Portuguese Bend (here, next to this marker); Santa Catalina Island (here, next to this marker); Villa Francesca (approx. 0.6 miles away); Portuguese Bend Whaling Station (approx. 1.6 miles away); Point Vicente Lighthouse (approx. 1.8 miles away); Site of the First Japanese American Farm on the Palos Verdes Peninsula (approx. 2 miles away); Brian "Cody" Prosser (approx. 4.5 miles away); Battery Osgood-Farley Historic Site (approx. 5.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rancho Palos Verdes.
Also see . . . U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - The Coastal California Gnatcatcher. (Submitted on March 28, 2015.)
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