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Bodega CA and the Birds

May 3, 2015

Bodega CA is a small village near the Northern California coat in Sonoma County. Alfred Hitchcock set his avian nightmare  “The Birds” in this quaint and unassuming place and it does not appear to have changed much since it was the principal location of the movie.

Interestingly, the film does not have a musical score and the words “The End” do not appear at he end of the movie. More about the film, including interesting trivia can be found here.

The church where the characters sought refuge from the attacking birds looks exactly as it did in 1963. It is an existing parish and I have pictured it below (with the church’s marquee) to emphasize its continued contribution to this small community:


Bodega Church 2aBW

Church from “The Birds”



Camera: Nikon 800e

Lens: Nikkor 12-24 zoom, set at about 22mm

Exposure: f/11, 1/500

Black and White rendering: Silver efex Pro 2








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