Birding at Asilomar

Birding at Asilomar

World Class Birding on the California Coast

Due to the unique coastal ecology of the Monterey Bay Area, Asilomar is located in the heart of one of the Top 5 birding destinations in North America. 

We understand the important role birds play in our environment and we want to assist in protecting and understanding the species that dwell in the Pacific Grove region. Through a partnership with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology we have some exciting resources available for birders or those interested in learning more about the variety of birds that they may see when visiting Asilomar. 

Download Asilomar Birding Guide

Download the Merlin App

With the Merlin app, you can quickly identify birds by feature, color and other characteristics. The app also provides a sound ID where the app can listen to the bird song and identify the bird based on the call. Create lists, take photos and more!

Download the App

Free Classes

eBirds Essentials Class

Enjoy free access to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's online tutorial with the eBirds Essentials course for those who want to learn more about birding

Access Class

Size & Shape Tutorial 

Use promo code 44birder and get free access ($29.99 value) and learn about identifying birds by their size and shape.

Access Class

Bird Sightings 

Take a look at which birds have been spotted around Asilomar. A real-time, online checklist program, eBird has revolutionized the way that the birding community reports and accesses information about birds. Launched in 2002 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, eBird provides rich data sources for basic information on bird abundance and distribution at a variety of spatial and temporal scales.

See List

"A Peek Into Asilomar's Nest Box Program", courtesy of California State Parks, highlights bird and habitat conservation efforts at Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds. Enjoy!