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. Touch 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); Edward A. DeVore, Jr. (approx. 4.4 miles away); Brian "Cody" Prosser (approx. 4½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rancho Palos Verdes.
Also see . . . U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - The Coastal California Gnatcatcher. (Submitted on March 28, 2015.)
Categories. • Animals • Horticulture & Forestry •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 25, 2015, by Eric Polk of Lakewood, California. This page has been viewed 272 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 25, 2015, by Eric Polk of Lakewood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.