Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1
The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed through late December 2013. More »
2013 Harbor Seal Pupping Season Closures
From March 1 through June 30, the park implements closures of certain Tomales Bay beaches and Drakes Estero to water-based recreation to protect harbor seals during the pupping season. Please avoid disturbing seals to ensure a successful pupping season. More »
Reading Room: Photographs: Drakes Estero Wildlife Monitoring Camera - 2009
Below are descriptions of directories containing the Wildlife Monitoring Camera photographs taken of the Oyster Bar (OB) harbor seal haul-out site within Drakes Estero during 2009. The camera was programmed to capture images every minute from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and generally operated during the harbor seal breeding season. There may be gaps when there were camera malfunctions, dead batteries, full memory cards, etc.
The photos in the subsequent directories may not currently be displayed in sequential order. We are working on correcting this issue, so changes may be made in the future.
Click on a hyperlinked date or date range below to open up the desired directory. Images are each ~300 KB in size.
Did You Know?
Point Reyes National Seashore has established a sister park relationship with Kolkheti National Park in the Republic of Georgia. Located on the coast of the Black Sea, Kolkheti National Park protects an interesting variety of landscapes, flora, and fauna. More...