Birding, Birdwatching, Birds, Bird watching on The Mendocino Coast in Fort Bragg CA, Pacific Coast Birds in Northern California
Birding, Birdwatching, Birds, Bird Watching on The Mendocino Coast in Fort Bragg CA, Pacific Coast Birds in Northern California
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COAST BOTANICAL GARDENS

Birdwatching with the Audubon Society
Over 100 species of birds live in or visit the Gardens each year. Learn more about our avian friends.
Early Bird Walks - third Wednesdays, 8:30 am
Beginning Birding Walks - first Saturdays, 9 am
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MACKERRICHER
STATE PARK

Osprey,ring-necked and mallard ducks, and great blue herons are some of the birds found year-round at the lake, which also serves as a resting habitat for migrating waterfowl.
View park brochure

PUDDING CREEK

Across from the pudding creek trestle and The Beachcomber Motel, a Pudding Creek kayak or canoe trip offers a wealth of wildlife and birding opportunities.
For water craft rentals call 1-800-331-8884

BIG RIVER

At Mendocino Headlands State Park, Big River provides a world of nature and birding possibilities for inquisitive bird enthusiasts -- on foot from the beaches and bluffs, or from the river. For water craft rentals call 1-800-331-8884.
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MORE AREA PARKS

There are many parks and scenic locations on the Mendocino Coast. Visit our Area Parks sections with a wealth of information and links. Read more...
Birds, birding, birdwatching -- it's the most popular hobby activity in the world. The Mendocino Coast provides world-class birding opportunities at many locations with lush habitats and scenic havens just waiting for discovery. With a local chapter in The Mendocino Coast, The Audubon Society holds walks and presentations frequently in the area, such as at The Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.

Noyo Sunset Bird Paddle! from Liquid Fusion Kayaking
A favorite of bird enthusiasts, paddle on a mellow, evening meandering paddle of the Noyo Harbor and River. Enjoy a relaxing pace (or lack of pace), soft evening lighting while viewing many species of wild coastal birds all from a kayak. {read more}

View the downloadable "Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden Bird List". Among the 100s of species that live in or visit the gardens, this guide lists hummingbirds, sparrows, chickadees, warblers, ospreys, ravens, comorants and oystercatchers.

Enjoy bird watching outside The Beachcomber Motel
...on the Ten Mile California Coastal Trail, part of MacKerricher State Park and just steps from your door at The Beachcomber Motel, on the Pacific Ocean!


The Mendocino Coast Audubon Society provides a wealth of information and programs for local birding enthusiasts -- from birding info, Pelagic Trips, conservation information and more.
Visit their website here.

Links to more Birding information:

  • Coastal Bird Walks
  • Audubon's Mendocino Coast Overview
  • www.birding-binoculars.net
  • Birder's optics (see 'Out of This World' in Mendocino)
  • Nesting Bird Cameras
  • Peregrine Nest Cam
  • National Audubon Society
  • The California Audubon Society
  • Peregrine Audubon Society
  • Mendobirds
  • Cal birds
  • The Madrone Audubon Society (Santa Rosa)
  • A California Birding History
  • The American Birding Association
  • Birding on the Net
  • Rare Bird Alert
  • Towhee.net


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