Western gulls.Pavo cristatusThe smart black-and-white head makes them easy to identify. They hop across the ground and through low foliage in brushy habitats.

Alaskan white-crowned sparrows migrate about 2,600 miles to winter in Southern California.Western gull.On the left, beneath the southern side of the bridge Fort Point can be seen.

First, Spain built a The Palace of Fine Arts is a grandiose building wich was originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition. This is the only structure of the few surviving ones which is still situated on its original site.

The Palace intended to stand only for the duration of the Exhibition. Although it hadn't been built of durable materials, it was so beloved that it was saved from demolition.

After years of various uses, in 1964 the building was reconstructed in permanent materials. Still in that decade it became home to the Exploratorium (an interactive museum) and the Palace of Fine Arts Theater.Bubulcus IbisPavo cristatusBubulcus ibisStruthio camelusStatue of Plenty

Part of the Pioneer Monument with a disrespectful gullSlatebacked western gulls.Atop the colonnade there are weeping women in every corner.Buceros rhinocerosMycteria cinereaCygnus atratusEgretta ThulaMycteria ... and Eudocimus ruberEphippiorhynchus asiaticusMycteria ibisBubulcus ibisBubulcus ibisStruthio camelusMycteria ...Pavo cristatusStruthio camelusHaliaeetus leucocephalusBubulcus ibis