Northwestern California Birding

Point Reyes National Seashore Cache Creek

Bald Eagle

Visiting Northwestern California can be a great opportunity for birders. From Marbeled Murrlets along the coasts to Laysan Albatross on pelagic trips, from wintering Bald Eagles along Cache Creek to rare migrants at Point Reyes, the opportunities abound. Personally I never get tired of checking the Cypress trees at Point Reyes for any number of rare migrants.

Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes National Seashore is a excellent birding location. One of my favorite birding locations, it can provide rarities pretty much anytime of the year. Fall and Spring can have large numbers of unusual migrants stopping in locations like the Cypress trees of the Point Reyes Lighthouse or the Fish Dock's. Winter can provide looks at Longspurs or wintering seabirds like Scoters and Loons.

Cache Creek
Besides being the location of a major Native American Casino, portions of Cache Creek can provide excellent viewing opportunities for Bald Eagles. The Oak and mixed woodlands of the area are also home to species such as Pileated Woodpecker and large mammals such as Black Bear and Elk.

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