Now is the Time to View Wildlife on the Central Coast
The official Whale Trail has made its mark on the central coast, recently adding a viewing site along the Bluff Trail in Montaña de Oro State Park. Already a premiere location for wildlife viewing, the park offers one of the best locations for spotting sea otters, seabirds, seals and dolphins. And we have just kicked off the best time of year for whale watching – mid December through early April.
The Whale Trail is a series of sites where the public may view orcas, other cetaceans and marine mammals from shore. Check out this video where you can learn more about it. The Whale Trail sign is located on the Bluff Trail and supported by VisitLosOsosBaywood, San Luis Obispo County Parks, and Highway 1 Discovery Route.
Just along the trail to the south, the tide pools at Corallina Cove are a favorite of harbor seals, southern sea otters, seastars, sea anemones and many more fascinating marine creatures. Explore Los Osos and the back bay in Baywood for more wildlife viewing.
The Whale Trail mission is to inspire appreciation and stewardship of whales and our marine environment by establishing a network of viewing sites along the whales’ trails along the Salish Sea and the Pacific Coast. Their purpose it to increase awareness that our marine waters are home to orcas and other species, connect visitors to orcas, other marine wildlife and their habitat, inspire stewardship and promote land-based whale watching.
Listen to the interview about the Whale Trail here.
For more information visit: thewhaletrail.org/