Guide to Southern California Birding

By land area, California is the third-largest state, but no other U.S. state can boast the habitat diversity found in the Golden State. If you are traveling to SoCal—whether specifically for birding, or for another reason but aiming to hit a few birding hotspots while you’re there, this guide will help you plan.

What’s In This Guide?

Find a list of 30 hot birding destinations stretching from Death Valley to the Salton Sea (two of the best locations in southern California!). You’ll also find lists of California’s must-see birds, birding festivals, and online resources to help you spot your target birds. To whet your appetite, you’ll also find several stories about birding experiences in Southern California.

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