We have seen a couple of herds of Elk, deer, a coyote, seals, sea lions, pelicans, herons, eagles, vultures and myriad shore birds.
At one point an eagle rose up from the ditch right beside us with a freshly caught mouse.
We probably would have missed at least some of these sightings (and sounds - we often hear the sea lions before we see them) had we been in a car. Another advantage of bike touring.
[Elk at Elk Prairie Campground]