Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The Birds (1963)

Something's fowl in the town of Bodega Bay.  It's under attack from birds shortly after a mysterious, attractive blonde rolls into town by the name of Melanie Daniels, who's never paid for a phone call in her entire life!  

The Birds is a Hitchcock classic and a personal favorite of mine.  There really isn't much of a town in Bodega Bay.  What wasn't shot on the Universal backlot was shown in paintings, but it is a beautiful place to visit nonetheless. 

The Birds was filmed in Bodega, Bodega Bay, San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA

Location: Melanie Walks to Bird Shop
Address: Geary St & Powell St, San Francisco, CA   Union Square

Location: Melanie Drives to Bodega Bay
Address: Bay Hill Road, Bodega Bay, CA

Location: The Bodega Bay School

Address: 17100 Bodega Lane, Bodega, CA



Annie Hayward's House was just a facade built next to the school...

Location: Melanie Rents a Boat
Address: 835 CA-1, Bodega Bay, CA

This shot was taken at The Tides restaurant... 

Location: The Brenner House
Address: Westshore Rd, Bodega Bay, CA

The house was demolished but the trees are still there...

Location: The Fawcett Farm 
Address: 15000 Valley Ford Road, Valley Ford, CA

Thanks to Paul H for finding this location.

Location: The Children Run For Their Lives
Address: Taylor St, Bodega Bay, CA




Location: The Tides Restaurant
Address: 835 CA-1, Bodega Bay, CA

The Tides Restaurant has gone under major renovations since it appeared in the film...



On my October 2018 trip, a very cool replica of the original Tides Restaurant was in the lobby...

I'm glad I wasn't in that car...

Locations Visited: November 2011, November 2015, October 2018


  1. Those were great, just wish u got them from same angles.

    1. Thanks, most of the pictures are from 2011 long before I started trying to match the shots from the movies. I didn't have much time last November. I was really there just to get the dock from The Fog. I had to hurry to Santa Rosa for Scream locations before the sun set. But I'm sure I'll be back again.

  2. The neighbouring farm was located at 15000 Hwy 1, Valley Ford, CA
    38.328020, -122.936011