For the birds: California native berries that birds love
Each of these is native to California and attracts California thrashers, western bluebirds, American robins, northern flickers, Nuttall's woodpeckers, mockingbirds, cedar waxwings. scrub jays, northern flickers, yellow-rumped warblers and game birds such as wild turkey, pheasant, California quail and grouse. The blue elderberry on this list can be enjoyed by both people and birds! I have seen all of these bird species except grouse and pheasant in my yard; they are part of our area.
Holly-leaved cherry - Tall, dense shrub
Manzanitas - Multiple species of shrubs or trees
Toyon (Christmas berry, California holly) - Mounding form to 8 feet
Wax myrtle - Mounding form to 30 feet
California coffeeberry (buckthorn) - Dense shrub that is easily pruned
Blue elderberry -
California wild rose - Mounding form
California grapes - Climber or woody ground cover
Fuchsiaflower gooseberry - Mounding growth, has scarlet flowers and thorns
Poison oak too! - Let the birds plant their own or control it if you prefer
Birds and the plants they like: http://theodorepayne.org/mediawiki/index.php?title=Birds
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California quail. Image credit: H. Vannoy Davis © California Academy of Sciences.
American Robin. Image credit: Gerald and Buff Corsi © California Academy of Sciences.
Toyon. Image credit: J. E.(Jed) and Bonnie McClellan © California Academy of Sciences.
Fuchsia flowering gooseberry. Image credit: William R. Hewlett © California Academy of Sciences.
Hollyleaf cherry. Image credit: Beatrice F. Howitt © California Academy of Sciences.