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Birds of the Landmarks, from the Mountains to Sea


The diverse bird species of the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks reflects local ecological diversity.

From the bulky Brown Pelican spotted easily near the shore to the tiny, endangered California Gnatcatcher hiding in the hills, the variety of birds in the Irvine Natural Landmarks is incredibly diverse. Sometimes you hear them, sometimes you see them, but you might be surprised to learn that there are hundreds of bird species that call Orange County their year-round home.

This diversity of species is possible due to the number of unique habitats found in the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks. Luckily, there are a variety of groups with expert birders who can help you get to know birds that are specific to each area. While any activity on the land is likely to include an appearance by a few feathered friends, there are specific docent-led bird walks coming soon. 

Most activities require pre-registration or reservations, so visit for more information before heading out on your bird-watching excursion.