Coastal Santa Monica Hot Spots
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Leaders: Local docents and LAAS members, Read Howarth and Ella Pennington. Late passerines and shorebirds should be moving through coastal migration spots, mixed with early wintering birds. This is a window of great vagrant possibilities; there’s a Red-eyed Vireo along this stretch as we go to press, and fall is typically better! Possibly 80 species. Take PCH N over the bridge in Malibu to the stoplight, and park on PCH, or turn left into the fee lot, or turn right onto Cross Creek Road for free parking along the road adjacent to Starbucks. Cross PCH, and meet at the kiosk by the lagoon at 8 a.m. for a full day of birding. Possible stops include Malibu Creek State Park, Bonsall Drive and areas around Zuma Beach. There may be an access fee at Sycamore Canyon or elsewhere. Bring lunch, FRS radios, and a scope if you’ve got one.