Annadel State Park

Santa Rosa, California

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Annadel State Park has 35 miles of trails in a 5,000-acre “wilderness at your doorstep” on the eastern edge of populous Santa Rosa. It is a delightful place, with mature forest on the north-facing slope, even including a few small groves of redwoods. Much of it is oak woodland, considered to be the best example of this kind of forest in public ownership. Be warned, however, that the park sees heavy use by horses and bicycles. Specialty birds: Resident—Nuttall’s Woodpecker, Hutton’s Vireo, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Western Bluebird, Lesser Goldfinch. Summer—Western Wood-Pewee; Pacific-slope and Ash-throated Flycatchers; Cassin’s Vireo; Violet-green Swallow; Black-throated Gray Warbler; Black-headed Grosbeak; Lazuli Bunting; Bullock’s Oriole. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, a detailed map, and helpful general information.

Annadel State Park Professional Review and Guide

"Annadel State Park has 35 miles of trails in a 5,000-acre “wilderness at your doorstep” on the eastern edge of populous Santa Rosa. It is a delightful place, with mature forest on the north-facing slope, even including a few small groves of redwoods. Much of it is oak woodland, considered to be the best example of this kind of forest in public ownership. Be warned, however, that the park sees heavy use by horses and bicycles. Specialty birds: Resident—Nuttall’s Woodpecker, Hutton’s Vireo, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Western Bluebird, Lesser Goldfinch. Summer—Western Wood-Pewee; Pacific-slope and Ash-throated Flycatchers; Cassin’s Vireo; Violet-green Swallow; Black-throated Gray Warbler; Black-headed Grosbeak; Lazuli Bunting; Bullock’s Oriole. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, a detailed map, and helpful general information."

Activity Type: Birding
Nearby City: Santa Rosa
Trail Type: Several options
Best Times: Best April through July for breeding species.
Local Contacts: Annadel State Park; Spring Lake County Park.
Local Maps: DeLorme Northern California Atlas & Gazetteer.
Driving Directions: Directions to Annadel State Park

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May 2018