Great Blue Heron

There is more to do in Half Moon Bay than surf, fish, whale watch, and other activities in the ocean.  Don’t get me wrong.  These activities are amazing experiences that should not be missed, but do not forget to head to land and see the massive variety of beautiful birds that our historic city has to offer.  This is a bird watchers paradise with over 20% of all known bird species in North America located right in Pillars Point Marsh.  That’s right, this place is not only popular for the world-famous Maverick’s Surf Competition, but also attracts birds and those who love to watch them.  There’s no other place in the world that I’m aware of where it is possible to see literally hundreds of species of birds in a single day.

Pescadero Marsh and Pillar Point Marsh are the two reserves offering many different types of birds.  Pescadero Marsh Reserve, across from Pescadero State Beach, was voted one of the best bird watching spots by Lonely Planet readers.  This is located on the pacific flyway and every year thousands of birds from over 200 species nest and feed here.  You can see Great Blue Herons, Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets, and Northern Harriers to name a few.  As mentioned, Pillars Point Marsh is a bird watchers paradise with over 20% of all North American bird species located here including Great Blue Herons, Snowy Egrets and Red-winged Blackbirds.

Reserve your room with us now so you can fly into the one of the oldest Half Moon Bay Hotels to rest your feathers in our comfortable rooms and quench your beak in our bar.

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