The "Bird rock" was one of the more interesting things to see in the 17-Mile Drive. It is just a rock in the ocean, but still very close to the coast, that is completely covered with birds (I don't know if they are seagulls...).
The sight can be quite spectacular, specially at sunset.
Be sure to bring binocuolars or a good telephoto lens if you want to see it up close.
Bird Rock located along the 17-mile Drive did not attract me with its birds, but instead it was the sea lions and harbor seals that attracted me. On this rock there were hundreds of these sea creatures bathing in the sun. This is a great place to see them in their natural habitat. You can hear their noises loud and clear from the coast, but you will need to use binoculars to get a good view of them. So be sure to bring your binoculars!
I think this is the part I liked the best about the 17-mile-drive. When you look closely you can see that the top of the rock is covered with birds. On the bottom it is full with see lions and harbor seals. I know it is hard to see on the picture, and it wasn't much different for real. So that is why you have to bring your binoculars! It is the only way to have a good look at it, and enjoy it to the fullest.
Watch the sunset from Bird Rock.
People come out here just to photograph the sun going beneath the horizon, with Bird Rock in the foreground. It's so-called because, unsurprisingly, it's covered in birds, but if you look closely, you might catch a glimpse of some sea lions as well.
It can get pretty chilly towards sundown, so take some warm clothing - a sweater and a pair of jeans, at least.
One of the interest point along the 17 Mile Drive. However the squirrels are more interesting than the birdrock itself :P
These magnificent landmarks are home to countless shorline birds as well as offshore herds of sea lions and harbor seals.
A one mile self-guided nature walk begins at Bird Rock.
This is the Bird Rock from the 17-Mile Drive place.
It's home to countless shorebirds and groups of harbor seals and sea lions.