Nature is beautiful and fun, but be careful among some of the birds in Monterey. The area around the bay is home to more Seagulls than you can begin to count. They tend to be loud and can be aggressive if provoked (don’t tease them). Don’t be surprised if you find your car has become their latrine. Keep an eye out overhead for shells they may drop (on you). A good rule o thumb, in any seaside location really, is to just keep a safe distance between you and the gulls.
My poor brother got attacked by a black bird after getting a haircut. He was never the same after that....he just peers out the window now, and is reluctant to go out. Lord, help him.