California Specialty Birds
These are the species that many birders target when they visit California. They may be species which are endemic to California, or they may be difficult to find elsewhere in the states. Follow the linksto open up new pages with photos and information on finding these fine birds in our area. (If the link isn't active, check back in a couple of weeks!)

"Near" Endemics
Range restricted to California and Baja, Mexico.
California Gnatcatcher
California Thrasher
Nuttall's Woodpecker
California Towhee

  Mexican Wanderers
Post-breeding visitors from Mexico
Black-vented Shearwater
Yellow-footed Gull
Xantus's Murrelet
Brown Booby
Blue-footed Booby
Wood Stork
Magnificent Frigatebird

  Other Specialties
Limited U.S distribution; come see them here!
Heermann's Gull
Elegant Tern
Brandt's Cormorant
Mountain Plover
Zone-tailed Hawk
Mountain Quail
Spotted Owl
Burrowing Owl
White-headed Woodpecker
Lawrence's Goldfinch
Tricolored Blackbird

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