Very brief report:
I was at Pt. Reyes Saturday night for a wedding, and did very brief spotlight loop around main Visitor Center and out to Limontour Road, both at 2300 hours. Too much traffic, at least for a May Saturday—coming back out from end of Limontour, I had four cars on my tail, all I think surf fishermen (?) (perhaps together?) who left beach at same time. I had reliable reports of Spotted Skunk on that road but presumably if they are around, better to try mid-week or later at night. Nothing small on road but there was one Gray Fox there, another one at Visitor Center, 10+ Mule Deer scattered around, and one Raccoon.
Sunday night at Martinez site for Beaver was better, or at least, half an hour before sunset one showed well, which locals said is the expected time. As prior reports state, go to the parking lot for the Amtrak station (in theory, permit required), and walk across the obvious pedestrian bridge that crosses the creek on parking lot’s west side. The day I was there, local gents were feeding the beaver apple slices. Water level in creek is low but (so far) adequate to support the (one) (more) beaver(s). If drought reduces flow further, not sure — I guess it could go downstream into the main river channel, and in which case, it would not be observable. There also were tracks and gnawed saplings upstream (various vantage points from cross streets) but the main lodge seems to be by the Amtrak bridge.
Charles Hood, Palmdale CA