Specialty Birds

Nuttall's Woodpecker
Copyrighted Photo courtesy of: Peter La Tourrette


Nuttall's Woodpecker
Picoides nuttallii

Common permanent resident of the wooded coastal plain and mountains. Most numerous in oak-riparian woodlands, but also fairly common in urban parks and residential areas. 

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

San Luis Obispo County: 
Oceano Campground

Santa Barbara County: 
Rocky Nook Park 
Lake Cachuma County Park 
La Purisima Mission  
Tunnel Trail from the trailhead on Tunnel Road in Santa Barbara

Ventura County:
Sycamore Canyon
Rancho Sierra Vista
Camarillo Grove Park
Wheeler Canyon Rd. and Aliso Canyon Rd.

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Specialty Birds of the California Central Coast

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