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Anacapa Island in Channel Islands National Park.

The park encompasses five of the eight California Channel Islands (Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, San Miguel and Santa Barbara). The Channel Islands are home to over 2,000 terrestrial plants and animals, of which 145 are found nowhere else in the world - isolation has allowed evolution to proceed independently on the islands.
Seabirds are probably the most conspicuous wildlife on Anacapa Island. Thousands of birds use Anacapa as a nesting area because of the relative lack of predators on the island. Western gulls begin their nesting efforts at the end of April, sometimes making their shallow nests just inches from island trails. Their sounds can be heard whole day and night, creating specific and unforgettable atmosphere on this small island.

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