When planning my trip to California, I looked up my "target list" on eBird to review any species that I could see in the San Francisco area and was surprised to find such a short list:
- Tri-colored Blackbird
- Lawrence's Goldfinch
- Cassin's Auklet
- Fork-tailed Storm-petrel
- Flesh-footed Shearwater
Other birds were on the list but had probability ratings of less than 1% which means that they are very rare.
We arrived in California around noon but had issues with the rental car and never got down to Monterey area until 4:00 or so. Despite the delay, we found our first target easily - Tri-colored Blackbird. They are easily found at the dairy farm.