Nature - Birds of Coal Mine Ridge
The trails of Coal Mine Ridge Nature Preserve are a wonderful place to watch or look for birds. Species vary with season and location, and regular visitors will discover their own "hot spots" for viewing.
Please remember that except for Toyon Trail, all of the Nature Preserve’s trails are open to equestrians, who have right-of-way. Please step aside for hikers, as well, as they may not expect a stationary observer in the middle of a trail.
Below are pictured just a few of the more than 100 species observed in the Coal Mine Ridge area. The Portola Valley Ranch Bird List was compiled by residents of Portola Valley Ranch based on their observations.
Female Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus)
Western Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma californica)