A practical guide to bird watching in Sonoma County, California

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

 

 

COUNTY BIRDING LOCATIONS

   

    NORTH COUNTY

    King Ridge Road


    NORTH SONOMA COAST

    Jenner/Mouth of the Russian River/Goat Rock

    Willow Creek Rd., Jenner

    Duncan's Landing


    BODEGA AND BODEGA BAY

    Bodega Bay Overview


  1. Bullet  Bodega Farm Pond

  2. Bullet  Pinnacle Gulch

  3. Bullet  Shorttail Gulch

  4. Bullet  Bodega Bay: Bodega Head

  5. Bullet  Bodega Bay: Campbell Cove

  6. Bullet  Bodega Bay: Diekmann's Bay Store

  7. Bullet  Bodega Bay: Doran Regional Park (Doran Beach)

  8. Bullet  Bodega Bay: "Bird Walk" (at Doran Beach)

  9. Bullet  Bodega Bay: Gaffney Point

  10. Bullet  Bodega Bay: The Hole in the Head

  11. Bullet  Bodega Bay: North End of Harbor

  12. Bullet  Bodega Bay: Owl Canyon Updated!

  13. Bullet  Bodega Bay: Porto Bodega

  14. Bullet  Bodega Bay: Rail Ponds

  15. Bullet  Bodega Bay: Smith Brothers Road

  16. Bullet  Bodega Bay: Spud Point Crab Co.

  17. Bullet  Bodega Bay: The Tides Wharf


    NOAA Tides & Currents for Bodega Bay


    SANTA ROSA AREA

    Annadel State Park., Santa Rosa

    Arroyo Sierra Circle, Santa Rosa

    Brush Creek Trail, Santa Rosa

    Channel Dr., Santa Rosa

    Doyle Park, Santa Rosa

    Lake Ralphine, Santa Rosa

    Melita Rd., Santa Rosa

    Nagasawa Park, Santa Rosa

    Ninth St. Rookery, Santa Rosa

    A Place to Play Park, Santa Rosa

    Santa Rosa Creek at Willowside Rd.

    Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery

    Spring Lake Park, Santa Rosa!

    Strawberry School Park, Santa Rosa

    Taylor Mountain Regional Park


    ROHNERT PARK AREA

    Crane Creek Regional Park

    Roberts Lake Park

    Sonoma State University Campus


    SEBASTOPOL AREA

    Bodega Farm Pond

    Laguna de Santa Rosa Wetland Preserve

    Laguna de Santa Rosa Trail New!

    Ragle Ranch Park, Sebastopol


    PETALUMA AREA

    Carmody Rd. Pond

    Ellis Creek Water Recycling Facility, Petaluma

    Helen Putnam Regional Park, Petaluma

    Lucchesi Park, Petaluma

    Shollenberger Park, Petaluma

    Tolay Lake Regional Park


    EAST COUNTY UPLAND AREAS

    Ida Clayton Road

    Pine Flat Road !

    Shiloh Ranch Regional Park Updated!

    Sugarloaf Ridge State Park


    SOUTH SONOMA COUNTY

    Hudeman Slough

    Port Sonoma

    Reclamation Rd.

    Skaggs Island Rd. (south end)

    Sonoma Valley Regional Park


Recent sightings of interest*


  1. Grey Catbird: Campbell Cove/Owl Canyon (8/28-9/13)

  2. Blackburnian Warbler: Owl Canyon (9/9-9/11)

  3. American Redstart: Campbell Cove (9/10-9/12)

  4. Northern Waterthrush: Campbell Cove (9/10-9/12)

  5. Black-and-white Warbler: Campbell Cove (9/10-9/20)

  6. Prairie Warbler: Owl Canyon/Campbell Cove  (9/15-9/18)

  7. Blackpoll Warbler: Bod. Marine Lab entrance (9/16-9/19)

  8. Blackburnian Warbler: Bod. Marine Lab entrance (9/20)

  9. Tennessee Warbler: Bod. Marine Lab entrance (9/20)

  10. Clay-colored Sparrow: Campbell Cove (9/20)

  11. Northern Parula: Shiloh Ranch Regional Park (9/22)

   *Selected reports from North Bay Birds and my own birding trips

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Western Tanager (female), Hole in the Head, Bodega Bay, September 6, 2014