California Gnatcatchers are listed as threatened due to habitat loss. It has been their bad fortune to depend on a few locations lusted after by developers eager to make a buck by scraping out a flat spot and sticking on a building to house some rich fool, or to build a shopping mall to sell goods to more rich fools. Despite these pressures, these birds still hang on to life, even if only for a while longer. Efforts to protect these small birds have frustrated land rapists since 1993 when they were listed as threatened by United States Fish and Wildlife.
I found this bird at Torrey Pines Beach.