Specialty Birds

Rufous-crowned Sparrow
Copyrighted Photo courtesy of: Peter La Tourrette


Rufous-crowned Sparrow 
 Aimophila ruficeps  

Uncommon but reliably found on rocky outcroppings of chaparral and grass covered hillsides.

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

San Luis Obispo County:
Hi Mountain Road

Santa Barbara County: 
Camino Cielo Road
Sweeney Road
Miguelito Canyon

Ventura County:
Sycamore Canyon
La Jolla Canyon

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Specialty Birds of the California Central Coast

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