A PORTAL TO NATURAL HISTORY INFORMATION ABOUT MONTEREY COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
 
 
MONTEREY COUNTY is a large county in central California. At 3324 sq.mi. (>2 million acres) it is larger than some states. The Monterey Peninsula is well-known for its beauty and mild climate. The Salinas Valley is rich in history and agriculture.
 MTY has many diverse habitats from the coast to the Santa Lucia Mountains to the drier Diablo Range on the eastern flank.

The abbrevation MTY means "Monterey County."

CLICK ON THE PHOTOS OR LINKS BELOW FOR PAGES ON THOSE TOPICS

this portal and the linked pages are a project by Don Roberson

 
 
BIRD portals & pages
Portal to Rarity Highlights
updated seasonally

TOP 20 RARE BIRDS
in Monterey Co [updated 2018]


portal page to Monterey Bay

boat trips, maps, links etc


The Monterey 400 Club

birders w/400+ MTY birds
Portal to pages on bird identification topics

county boundaries at sea

in Monterey Bay & offshore
 

California Condors in MTY

where to see and much more

Black Oystercatcher survey

results for initial 2012 study

Best Birds of 2014

and MTY 2014 year-listers
 
Checklist of Monterey County Birds: annotated & illustrated
[now somewhat out of date]
Annual "Birdiest County Birdathon" reports
[2003–2010]
Ten Most Misidentified Birds in Monterey County
[somewhat out of date]
MAMMAL pages
Humpbacks of Monterey Bay; shots of breacher

Bat roost
at Hastings Natural History Reservation
Chipmunks of California, including one MTY species
 


HERPS reptiles & amphibians portals & pages
Portal to California herps, including those in MTY

Sea Turtles
, incl Leatherback in Monterey Bay
more to come
ODES dragonflies & damselflies portals
Checklist of MTY Odonata, illustrated and annotated
Dragonfly Journal: a birder becomes a beginner odite

Assorted natural history pages including ENDANGERED
SPECIES
Endangered Santa Cruz Long-toed Salamander, California Tiger Salamander & San Francisco Garter Snake (San Mateo Co.)

Endangered Blunt-nosed Leopard
Lizard
and i.d. issues in California
leopard lizards

 
 
 
     
 
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  page created 20-27 May 2007, last updated 7 Mar 2018