Specialty Birds

Hooded Oriole
Copyrighted Photo courtesy of: Peter La Tourrette


Hooded Oriole
Icterus cucullatus

Fairly common summer resident [March through September] in lower elevation riparian woodlands and locally common in residential areas with exotic plantings and fan palms where they nest.

Copyrighted Photo courtesy of:
Hugh P. Smith

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

Santa Barbara County: 
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden


Copyrighted Photo courtesy of: 
Brad Hines, La Purisima Audubon

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Specialty Birds of the California Central Coast

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