I will to go to California in July this year for a business trip and should then be able to take 5 days off for vacation at the end of the month. I would therefore like to take this opportunity to do some mammal watching between San Francisco and LA along the coast.
I read many trip reports on mammalwatching about the area and have already some ideas but I still have a few questions:
- Is July a good month to visit Point Reyes, especially for bobcats? I’ve seen many reports about this park but people were always there for the winter time (January-April) so I’m wondering if it is worth spending some time there in summer or go directly elsewhere after landing in San Francisco
- I will definitely spend some time in the Monterey area (Moss Landing and whale watching with Monterey Bay Whale Watch that I see has very good praise) but would you have any other recommendation about other places I should not miss in the area down to LA? What about the Channel Islands?
Thanks in advance for your feedback knowing that I’m more interested in large mammals than rodents for example and that I’m not a big fan of bats…