Specialty Birds

Black Phoebe (watching for bugs?)
Copyrighted Photo courtesy of: Peter La Tourrette

Black Phoebe
Sayornis nigricans

Fairly common permanent resident of low elevation areas with nearby fresh water. Locally common in urban parks, golf courses and residential areas

Another black phoebe from Jim Dunn

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

San Luis Obispo County: 
Oceano Campground

Oso Flaco Lake

San Simeon State Park

Santa Barbara County: 
Miguelito County Park
Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens
 Tunnel Trail [from the trailhead on Tunnel Road in Santa Barbara]

Ventura County:
Rancho Sierra Vista
La Jolla Canyon
Santa Paula Canyon
Happy Camp

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Specialty Birds of the California Central Coast

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