Specialty Birds


Western Gull
Copyrighted Photo courtesy of: Don Des Jardin


Western Gull
Larus occidentalis 

Common permanent resident along coast and offshore waters with largest numbers in fall and winter.

Some of the best Central Coast Sites to find it are:

San Luis Obispo County: 
Morro Rock 
Morro Strand State Beach 
Shell Beach Cliffs and offshore rocks

Santa Barbara County: 
Ocean Park 
Rancho Guadalupe Dunes County Park
Andree Clark Bird Refuge 
Sand Spit in Santa Barbara Harbor 
Channel and Island Cruises 

Ventura County:
Santa Clara River Estuary
Anacapa Is. (Channel Islands)

For information on this bird, visit:


Specialty Birds of the California Central Coast

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