• Visitor during the evening tour of Alcatraz gaze into the many cells that line up the corridor known as

    Alcatraz Island

    California

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Did You Know?

The Western Gull - a common resident of Alcatraz Island.

Alcatraz Island, originally called ALCATRACES, was named after the Brown Pelican seen in the area by Spanish explorers. Today the Western Gull and the Brandt's Cormorant are the most common wildlife found on Alcatraz Island.