It seems that our guests aren’t the only one’s to enjoy the hospitality of the Raford Inn. Every year we get the opportunity for some colorful bird sightings who find a home in the palm trees of our property.

Every April two pairs of Hooded Orioles return from their winter in Central America to nest in our palm trees. They remain in their nests, made of palm fronds fibers, until early fall after their young have taken flight. We are also graced with the presence of numerous types of hummingbirds including¬† Anna’s, Allen’s, and even a pair of Rufous hummingbirds, which are not native to Sonoma County. We also have many Acorn Woodpeckers who love to plant acorns in the bark of our palm trees that stay year round.

Acorn Woodpecker

We always invite our guests to take part in the splendor of our bird paradise with our house binoculars. Next time you visit, we hope that you get a chance to spend some time
relaxing on the porch to capture a glimpse of a few of Raford’s feathered friends.

Allen's Hummingbird

Anna's Hummingbird

Rufous Hummingbird

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