Specialty Birds

Black Oystercatcher

As of: 11 February 2003 

Photo credit: Barry Reswig/USFWS

Haematopus bachmani 

The Black Oystercatcher can be found in most rocky coastlines on the trail.  

Some of the best Central Coast birding sites to find it are: 

Monterey County
Pt. Pinos
Point Lobos State Reserve 

San Luis Obispo County
Montana de Oro State Park, Bluff Trail
 Hwy 1 Parking Areas and Turnouts 
Shell Beach cliffs and offshore rocks
Avila Rocks

Santa Barbara County
Channel and Island Cruises.(Along the rocky shores of Channel Islands) 
Goleta Point [Campus Point on UCSB]

Ventura County:
Santa Clara River Estuary [on occasion]

Ventura River Estuary [on occasion]

Channel Islands

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Specialty Birds of the California Central Coast

Central Coast Birding Trail | Monterey | San Luis Obispo | Santa Barbara | Ventura