A small brown bird sits on a branch by the river.

Bird Watching

The bird life in Mendocino is abundant, and there is no better place to see the wide variety of birds than along Mendocino's Big River (see a list of birds that may be seen in coastal Mendocino). Less than a mile from the inn, you will meet a local naturalist for a gentle 2 mile walk along Big River where, equipped with binoculars, you will have the opportunity to learn about the many species that make a migratory stop in Mendocino. $60.00 per person.