Specialty Birds

California Thrasher
Copyrighted Photo courtesy of: Don Des Jardin  


California Thrasher
Toxostoma redivivum  

Common permanent resident of chaparral.

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

San Luis Obispo County: 
Oceano Campground
Oso Flaco La
ke [dunes scrub and chaparral]

Santa Barbara County: 
La Purisima Mission 
Tunnel Trail from the trailhead on Tunnel Road in Santa Barbara
El Capitan, Refugio and Gaviota State Beach Parks

Ventura County:
Sycamore Canyon
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