We went to Carmel this weekend.
It was lovely, and we saw a lot of birds. We saw some red-winged blackbirds, a California thrasher, some chickadees, egrets, herons, grebes, and a bunch of little yellowy-greeny birds that totally defeated us. Kinglets? Orange-crowned warblers? Lesser yellowfinches? Vireos? All of the above?
The breakfast table where we were staying looked right out into the middle of an oak tree.