Specialty Birds


Black Turnstone
Copyrighted Photo courtesy of:  Don Des Jardin

Black Turnstone
Arenaria melanocephala  

Common migrant and winter visitor to rocky coastlines.

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

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

Ventura County:
Ventura Harbor Breakwater
Channel Islands

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Specialty Birds of the California Central Coast

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