Bolsa Chica Wetlands
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Bolsa Chica Wetlands (website)
3842 Warner Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA
Details: Nearly half of the birds found in the U.S. have been seen in Huntington Beach and 321 bird species have been sighted in the Bolsa Chica Wetlands in the past decade.
Birds: Loons, Grebes, Shearwaters, Petrels, Pelicans, Cormorants, Bitterns, Herons, Ibises, Geese, Ducks, Vultures, Raptors, Rails, Coots, Plovers, Stilts, Avocets, Sandpipers, Phalaropes, Jaegers, Gulls, Terns, Auks, Murres, Puffins, Pigeons, Doves, Owls, Nightjars, Swifts, Hummingbirds, Kingfishers, Woodpeckers, Tyrant Flycatchers, Larks, Swallows, Jays, Crows, Bushtits, Wrens, Kinglets, Gnatcatchers, Thrushes, Mockingbirds, Pipits, Waxwings, Shrikes, Starlings, Warblers, Tanagers, Sparrows, Blackbirds, Orioles, Finches, Old World Sparrows.
Note: Bird listings may include resident and migratory birds and common and rare sightings.