California: The Only State with two
Endemic Species
California Gnatcatcher
Lake Murray Park, San Diego, CA
photo by David Trently
Steller's Jay
Pinnacles National Monument, CA
photo by David Trently
Townsend's Warbler
photo by Bill Schmoker
Yellow-billed Magpie
photo by Bill Schmoker
California with the Audubon Society of Greater Denver
Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Los Angeles.  Participants may arrive at
any time today, but hotel check-in begins after 3:00 PM.  
The hotel offers a free shuttle service.
There is no birding scheduled for today.

Day 2:  We will begin the trip searching for California
Gnatcatchers south of Los Angeles.  This will be followed
by mostly coastal birding as we work our way north to
Ventura County.
Overnight Ventura.

Day 3:  Santa Cruz Island boat trip for the California
endemic Island Scrub-Jay.  Evening birding as we continue
north to the
San Luis Obispo area.
Overnight Arroyo Grande.

Day 4:  Our morning target will be the other California
endemic, Yellow-billed Magpie.  We’ll bird around
Margarita Lake
, Morro Bay and the Big Sur coast.
Overnight in Monterey.

Day 5:  Birding today will be primarily in the Monterey Bay
area.  We’ll also visit
Elkhorn Slough.  Overnight near
San Francisco.

Day 6:  Birding around San Francisco, including a drive
across the Golden Gate Bridge.  Overnight again in the
San Francisco area.

Day 7: There will be morning birding until noon. Flights
home, from the San Francisco airport, should be
scheduled for 2:00 PM or later, or you may choose to
extend your stay in California.  We are happy to help with
your trip planning.
More Details on This Trip
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