Brian Sullivan showed up at Pacific Grove’s Point Pinos on a recent Friday morning with his spotting scope, long-range binoculars and a telephoto camera. There he meets a small team for the annual Point Pinos Seawatch program where they take a census on the birds that travel through the area. It’s something he has done every year around this time since 2015. “This is one of the greatest avian crossroads in the world,” said Sullivan, who is a project leader at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology based in Carmel Valley and a pioneer of the Seawatch program.