Day 1:  Arrival into Los Angeles at any time. Transfer to
LA hotel.

Day 2:  Coastal birding as we drive north toward Santa
Barbara.  Primary objective in the afternoon is to find
Yellow-billed Magpies.  Overnight Ventura.

Day 3:  Santa Cruz Island boat trip for Island Scrub-Jay.  
Evening birding around area sod farms.  Overnight Ventura.

Day 4:  Morning birding as we drive through Los Padres
National Forest
.  Early afternoon search for Le Conte's
Thrasher, then high elevation birding around
.  Overnight in Frazier Park.

Day 5:  Mount Pinos in the morning for more upper
elevation species.  Before lunch we begin the drive to
San Bernardino Mountains.  Overnight in Indio.

Day 6:  Salton Sea all day.  Overnight in Indio.

Day 7:  Start the day birding Anza-Borrego Desert State
, then drive to San Diego for California Gnatcatcher.  
Afternoon transfer to Los Angeles area hotel.

Day 8:  Morning birding if later flights home.  Departure for
California Gnatcatcher
Lake Murray Park, San Diego, CA
photo by David Trently
Townsend's Warbler photo
by Bill Schmoker
Brief Itinerary
Steller's Jay
Pinnacles National Monument, CA
photo by David Trently
Southern California:  Resident Specialties and Fall Migrants
Southern California:
Resident Specialties and Fall Migrants
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Island Scrub-Jay
Santa Cruz Island, CA
photo by David Trently
For more information or to register for this trip, call Charles at 888-203-7464 or
Charles directly at 720-320-1974 or by email at