Here are a few species to scan your backyard for during the summer months.
The majority of bird watching activity in Southern California takes place during the winter months. Southern California’s mild climate offers a hospitable wintering ground for numerous species that breed in northern regions during the summer, and come fall, a large influx of various species begins, continuing throughout winter.
That’s not to say there’s nothing exciting to be seen over summer, however. Although most nonresident birds have long since made their way north by June, there are a handful of species that spend their summers in Southern California and then hit the road to Mexico and Central America during the winter. Here are a few to keep your eyes peeled for.