Specialty Birds

 


Surfbird
Copyrighted Photo courtesy of:  Peter La Tourrette

 

Surfbird
Aphriza virgata 

Uncommon migrant and winter visitor to rocky coastlines. Usually found in small flocks.

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

Monterey County
Pt. Pinos
 
Point Lobos State Reserve 

San Luis Obispo County
Montana de Oro State Park, Bluff Trail
 Hwy 1 Parking Areas and Turnouts 
Shell Beach Cliffs and offshore rocks
Avila Beach rocks

Santa Barbara County
Channel and Island Cruises (Along the rocky shores of Channel Islands)  
Goleta Point [Campus Point on UCSB]

Ventura County:
Anacapa Is. (Channel Islands)
Ventura Harbor breakwater

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