Specialty Birds

Costa's Hummingbird
Copyrighted Photo courtesy of: Don Des Jardin


Costa's Hummingbird
Calypte costae 

This common hummingbird of the California desert can be found locally on the birding trail between April and September.

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

Santa Barbara County: 
East Camino Cielo Road
Sweeney Road
Point Sal Ridge [chaparral habitat]
Happy Canyon Road [near Nira Campground]

Ventura County:
Santa Paula Canyon and Steckel Park
Quatal and Ballinger Canyons
Sycamore Canyon

For information on this bird, visit:


Specialty Birds of the California Central Coast

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