A Bird’s Eye View
Alcatraz Island is home to thousands of birds that settle among the walls and gardens of the infamous island. Birds, including Western Gulls, Brandt’s Cormorants, Black Crowned Night Herons, Canadian Geese, Pelagic Cormorants, Pigeon Guillemots, Mallards and several species of songbirds can be seen all over the island and along the West Road throughout the year.
There are two bird cameras located on Alcatraz Island to help manage the population of birds during their nesting season, when certain areas of the island are closed to humans for the protection of hatchlings. During the nesting season you can view the new families and their development. There is a camera facing south and another camera facing the Golden Gate Bridge from the west side of Alcatraz Island.