Species Profile
Coastal California Gnatcatcher
Species Details
Common NameCoastal California Gnatcatcher
Scientific NamePolioptila Californica
Federal Listing StatusThreatened
Federal Regulating AgencyU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
State Listing StatusSpecies of Special Concern (CA)
State Regulating AgencyCalifornia Department of Fish and Game
IUCN Red List StatusLeast Concern (2004)
Relevant International RegulationMigratory Bird Treaty Act (Mexico, Canada, and Russia)
- Cajon Creek Habitat Conservation Management Area
- Carlsbad Highlands Conservation Bank
- Chiquita Canyon Conservation Bank
- Crestridge Conservation Bank
- Heights of Pala Mesa Conservation Bank
- Hidden Ranch Conservation Bank
- Manchester Avenue Conservation Bank
- Old Castle Road Conservation Bank
- Rancho San Diego Mitigation Bank
- San Miguel Conservation Bank
- San Vicente Conservation Bank
- Sedco Hills Conservation Bank
- Singing Hills Conservation Bank
- Viejo Conservation Bank
- Whelan Ranch Conservation Bank
- Wilson Creek Mitigation Bank
- Wilson Valley Mitigation Bank

Species Range
The coastal California gnatcatcher is one of three subspecies of the California gnatcatcher and is restricted to coastal southern California and northwestern Baja California, Mexico, from Los Angeles County (formerly Ventura and San Bernardino Counties) south to El Rosario at about 30 degrees north latitude. Two other subspecies of the California gnatcatcher (P. c. pontilis and P. c. margaritae) occur in the central and southern portions of the Baja peninsula, respectively.
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