Discover Some Iconic Filming Locations From the 1963 Film “The Birds”

A 1963 American natural horror-thriller film produced and directed by Alfred Hitchcock ‘The Birds’ based on the 1952 short story of the same name by Daphne du Maurier.

The film stars Rod Taylor and Tippi Hedren along with Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette, and Veronica Cartwright.

The film follows a wealthy San Francisco socialite Melanie Daniels. Suspense and shock beyond anything you have seen or imagined!

The film was released on March 28, 1963, in New York City. At the 36th Academy Awards, Ub Iwerks was nominated for Best Special Effects for his work on the film.

“Davidson’s Pet Shop,” Powell Street, Union Square, San Francisco The fictitious Davidson’s Pet Shop in the film where many funny scenes took place at a shop on Powell Street in Union Square.

Bodega Bay, California, USA The town of Bodega Bay was one of the prominent locations of the film. When Melanie meets Annie Hayworth for the first time scene in The Birds was filmed in the town.

Tides Wharf and Restaurant, Bodega Bay, California The Tides Wharf and Restaurant in Bodega Bay was used to film the scene where Melanie and Mitch take cover at a restaurant in the film.

Brenner Residence, West Side Road, Bodega Bay, California The Brenner Ranch is now vacant land that is part of the Bodega Marine Laboratory and Marine Reserve and use to film Melanie's attack scene.

Bodega Lane, Bodega, California, USA The house was originally a schoolhouse, a local community center which was used to film the schoolhouse of Annie Hayworth in the film at 17110 Bodega Lane.