Specialty Birds

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Chamaea fasciata  

Common permanent resident of chaparral.  More often heard than seen.  Call has cadence of a bouncing ball.

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

San Luis Obispo County
Oceano Campground

San Simeon State Park 
Oso Flaco Lake

Santa Barbara County: 
La Purisima Mission
Rocky Nook County Park  
Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens

Tunnel Trail from the trailhead on Tunnel Road in Santa Barbara

Ventura County:
Sycamore Canyon
Steckel Park
Camarillo Grove Park
Happy Camp
Arroyo Verde City Park

For information on this bird, visit:


Specialty Birds of the California Central Coast

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