Specialty Birds

California Towhee
Copyrighted Photo courtesy of:  Don Des Jardin  


California Towhee
Pipilo crissalis

Very common permanent resident of brushy areas and gardens.

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

San Luis Obispo County: 
Oceano Campground

San Simeon State Park
Oso Flaco [Willow Trail]

Santa Barbara County: 
La Purisima Mission
Rocky Nook Park 
Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens

Tunnel Trail from the trailhead on Tunnel Road in Santa Barbara

Ventura County:
Sycamore Canyon
Canada Larga
Rocky Peak Park
Happy Camp
Arroyo Verde City Park

For information on this bird, visit:


Specialty Birds of the California Central Coast

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