Specialty Birds


Mew Gull
Copyrighted Photo courtesy of: Peter La Tourrette


Mew Gull
Larus canus 

Common to fairly common winter visitor with concentrations at coastal sloughs, river mouths and sewage treatment plants.

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

San Luis Obispo County: 
San Simeon State Park 
Arroyo Grande and Pismo Creek mouths

Santa Barbara County: 
Santa Maria Water Treatment Plant 
Santa Maria Landfill
Andree Clark Bird Refuge 
Sand Spit in Santa Barbara Harbor 

Ventura County:
Ventura River Estuary
Santa Clara River Estuary
Ormond Beach

For information on this bird, visit:


Specialty Birds of the California Central Coast

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