MacKerricher State Park
Montgomery Woods Trail
Point Cabrillo Light Station
Jug Handle State Reserve
Russian Gulch State Park
Mendocino Headlands State Park
Ten Mile Coast Trail
Bird Watching at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
18220 North Highway One, Fort Bragg, 707-964-435. All walks are free and start at the Gardens entrance. (Open 7 days a week 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
- Beginning Birding: First Saturday of the month @ 9 a.m. with the Mendocino Coast Audubon Society
- Early Bird Walk: Third Wednesday of the month @ 8 a.m. with the Mendocino Coast Audubon Society
- Birds in the Gardens: Fourth Monday of the month @ 1:30 p.m. with Garden staff
Nesting Birds of the Mendocino Coast: Whimbrel; Sanderling; Marbled Godwit; Western Sandpiper; Killdeer; Snowy Plover.
Some Common Birds of the Mendocino Coast: mallards, wood ducks, oystercatchers, Great Blue Herons, hummingbirds, ravens, woodpeckers.
Aside from DFF: Here’s a Spotted Owl. I took this last fall in my yard, well, in the wild part of the yard. There’s also a Yahoo Group devoted to Mendocino County birding.