Specialty Birds


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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

For information on this bird, visit:


Specialty Birds of the California Central Coast

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