Due to the varied habitats of the Park, there are numerous opportunities to view a variety of birds. You’ll be able to see California Quail, Red-tail Hawks, Owls and other more colorful birds like the Western Tanager.
There are four basic steps to begin birdwatching.
1. Buy a Bird Guide – this will help you identify birds in the field.
2. Know the Calendar – different birds inhabit different areas at different times.
3. Follow the Birders, Not the Birds – birds can be found anywhere from your backyard to the highway light poles, to the State Park. Find a local group to tag along with to gain experience.
4. Watch for the Details – Pay attention to the markings, the season and the habitat types. More experienced birders can pick out a bird from far away and by sound — this will need to be something you work up to.