Birding on the Mendocino Coast

Great Blue Heron on the Mendocino Headlands

Birding Sites
MacKerricher State Park
Montgomery Woods Trail
Jug Handle State Reserve
Russian Gulch State Park
Mendocino Headlands State Park
Big River
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.)
Great Blue Heron in flight.

Mendocino Coast Audubon Society

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.

Spotted Owl taken in the woods in Mendocino.

Spotted Owl in a Tree




Lost Coast to Fort Bragg

Jackson State Forest • Inland


Caspar • Point Cabrillo • Mendocino

Little River • Albion • Navarro


Elk • Point Arena • Gualala