Specialty Birds

Golden-crowned Sparrow
Copyrighted Photo courtesy of: Don Des Jardin


Golden-crowned Sparrow
Zonotrichia atricapilla

Common winter visitor in chaparral. Often can be found among White-crowned Sparrow flocks visiting feeders.

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

San Luis Obispo County: 
Montana del Oro

Santa Barbara County: 
La Purisima Mission 
East Camino Cielo Road

Tunnel Trail from the trailhead on Tunnel Road in Santa Barbara

Ventura County:
Sycamore Canyon
Canada Larga Road

For information on this bird, visit:


Specialty Birds of the California Central Coast

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