Birds of Balboa Park

Have you seen a bird that has caught your eye? Have you ever been curious about the birds local to San Diego? Balboa Park is home to Hundreds of native and migrant birds thanks to the varied landscapes, and mild climate. We have put together information on some of the most common birds seen around the Park. Characteristics and pictures may help you in Identifying some birds that you may encounter while visiting  Balboa Park.  How many can you spot?

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Custom Private Tours

For the added convenience of out-of-town visitors and local groups, the Balboa Park Conservancy is now offering private custom tours on a pre-arranged basis to anyone interested in booking one. The one-hour walking tours of the historic Central Mesa section of the park are given by highly trained Balboa Park Visitors Center staff and volunteers who explore the park’s rich history, spectacular architecture, and botanical wonders.

Cafe in the Park

A wide variety of options make Cafe in the Park a perfect place to grab a bite.  From salads to sandwiches, soup, paninis, baked goods, specialty coffees, and even breakfast options, Cafe in the Park has something for everyone.

Cafe in the Park is located in the Casa del Balboa building, between the San Diego History Center, and the Museum of Photographic Art.

Bibliotique at The San Diego Museum of Art

This exciting space connects with our research library and provides gifts with an emphasis on San Diego culture (arts and design, surf, skate and beer), the store has something for everyone.