A practical guide to bird watching in Sonoma County, California

(Unless otherwise indicated, all phone numbers are in the 707 area code)



© Colin Talcroft, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015. All rights reserved.

Unless noted, all photos by the author. If you would like to use one of my images, please ask for permission for non-commercial use with proper credit or commercial use with proper compensation.


Local sources of bird supplies

The Wild Bird Center on Yulupa Ave. in Santa Rosa has closed.

Wild Birds Unlimited

71 Brookwood Avenue

Santa Rosa, CA 95404


Wild Birds Unlimited

Vintage Oaks At Novato, 104 Vintage Way #7, Novato, CA 94945

  1. (415)893-0500

The Wild Birds Unlimited stores have bird seed, feeders, binoculars, books, and accessories. My first choice in the area. They carry the Vortex line of binoculars, which I’ve found to be excellent value for money.

If you’re in the Mendocino area in the county north of us, The Science Store has an excellent selection of binoculars and other optics and very knowledgeable salespeople.