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Monterey Bay Birding Festival: New Brighton Beach and Pine Forest

September 30, 2018 @ 6:30 am - 12:00 pm

A hawk in mid-flight

New Brighton State Beach includes patches of willows, oaks, and a fine Monterey Pine forest, all of which are attractive to both migrating and wintering birds. Townsend’s Warblers, Pygmy Nuthatches, Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers, and Brown Creepers are all likely to be seen. The adjacent waters of Monterey Bay are a good place to view Caspian, Elegant, and Forster’s Terns, and sometimes even a Parasitic Jaeger! Transportation: Car caravan leaves Watsonville Civic Plaza at 6:30 a.m.

For the festival, you can choose a day pass for $75, full festival pass for $175 or a student pass for $35. For more information and to register, please visit this page.

Parks and Beaches

New Brighton State Beach
Capitola, CA United States + Google Map