On location in Bodega Bay – Hitchcock’s The Birds (1963)


As a special treat for our Alfred Hitchcock blogathon, Ruth of Flixchatter added a post by Vince (aka Rockerdad) about his trip to Bodega Bay last summer where The Birds was filmed. Check it out!

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Inspired by the Hitchcock Blogathon hosted byRobandZoe, I asked my friend Vincewho has contributed several classic posts in the past, including Laura, Vertigo, The Red Shoes, The Omen, etc. to do a write up about his trip to Bodega Bay last year to commemorate Hitchcock’s birthday on August 13.


In the fall of 2013, my wife Kristina, my sons Elliott and Ian, and myself went down to Sonoma County in California to attend my sister’s wedding. While not quite a vacation by any means, we decided to take an extra 2-3 days in the area to check out some beaches as a day treat for the boys. We chose Bodega Bay, partly because it was close (less than an hour away from Santa Rosa), but mostly because of my lifelong fascination with the Hitchcock classic The Birds which was filmed on…

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