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Guajome Park Birding on July 13, 2019

A group of 31 birders gathered for our semi-annual count at Guajome. The day start off with limited visibility but soon cleared to become the usual hot July day we have been experiencing. We were blessed with a family of … Continue reading

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Tijuana Estuary Field Trip Results

Hi Friends, On Saturday July 6, twenty-two birders walked around the Tijuana Estuary Reserve in Imperial Beach.  The weather was very comfortable, with the overcast sky and a cool breeze. We found 44 bird species.  We were all surprised that … Continue reading

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Palomar Mt. Walk June 29, 2019

Birders,It was a lovely day on the mountain except for the many bugs that bit and tortured most of the participants. In next year’s newsletter we should have a reminder to bring bug spray on this trip in particular. I … Continue reading

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Lake Murray Field Trip Report

Hi Everyone, On Saturday morning June 22, nineteen birders checked out Lake Murray. It was a cool overcast morning, very comfortable, and I’m sure that everybody had a good time. We found 44 bird species. Lots of Great-tailed Grackles, California … Continue reading

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June, 2019 Cuyamaca Bird List

On a warm (turning to hot) day at Paso Picacho, 17 birders found a total of 39 species, down a bit from last year. Nice views of lazuli buntings and violet-green swallows. We had a nice picnic afterwards. California QuailTurkey … Continue reading

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Agua Dulce Creek Field Trip Results

Hi Everyone, On Saturday June 8, eleven birders walked the trail along Agua Dulce Creek in the Laguna Mountains. The weather was perfect. Although we didn’t find a lot of birds, everybody enjoyed the beautiful mountain location and the cool … Continue reading

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William Heise/Santa Ysabel Mission Trip Report

The weather was very comfortable with partly cloudy skies. Fifteen birders joined the walk. The highlights were an outstanding view of a pair of Hairy Woodpeckers and singing male Black-headed Grosbeaks. Many of the birds seen were going to nest … Continue reading

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Sweetwater River Gorge Field Trip Results

Hi Friends, On Saturday May 25, twenty-one birders walked the Sweetwater River Gorge trail and we found 41 bird species. Perfect weather with the overcast sky and cool breeze. Lots of Yellow-breasted Chats, Least Bell’s Vireos, and Ash-throated Flycatchers. Surprise … Continue reading

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Eastern Sierra Trip Report

From May 3 to May 7, 2019, 12 birders from Palomar Audubon made a fantastic trip to the Eastern Sierra, racking up a total of 140 species during the trip.  Led by Steve Ellis and Hal Benham, the group was … Continue reading

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Kit Carson Trip Report

Nineteen birders enjoy good weather for an enjoyable day of birding. Due to the Escondido Rescue Run, we had to modify our planned route. We birded the east end of the park and were able to bird most of the … Continue reading

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eBird Report – Lindo Lake , May 11, 2019

Below is our trip list for yesterday’s walk at Lindo Lake. The walk began with increasingly heavy rain, and ended (at least officially) when thunder was heard. Despite the truncated walk, our bird sightings were very respectable. Jack Friery Lindo … Continue reading

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Daley Ranch Trip Report

It was a foggy morning and we had 12 birders join us for a pleasant walk. We found 38 species. MallardRuddy DuckCalifornia QuailPied-billed GrebeRed-shouldered HawkRed-tailed HawkAmerican CootMourning DoveAnna’s HummingbirdAllen’s HummingbirdAcorn WoodpeckerNuttall’s WoodpeckerNorthern FlickerBlack PhoebeAsh-throated FlycatcherCassin’s KingbirdWestern Scrub JayAmerican CrowCommon RavenOak … Continue reading

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Big Morongo, April 26, 2019 Trip Report

It was another pleasurable day. Ten birders made the trip and it was very convivial group. We saw pretty well all the special birds that we don’t get closer to home. Dee Zeller (the preserve host) and others who manage … Continue reading

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Wilderness Gardens Preserve Field Trip Results

Hi Everyone, On Saturday April 20, twenty-three birders walked around beautiful Wilderness Gardens Preserve and we found 52 bird species. It was a relatively cool overcast morning compared to the frequent hot weather walks in past years at this location. … Continue reading

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eBird Report – Dairy Mart Rd. and Bird & Butterfly Garden

Hello, all. Below is the tally from yesterday’s jaunt through Dairy Mart and the Bird & Butterfly Garden.  You’ll note that there are some late additions. Gail DeLalla tarried at the Bird & Butterfly Garden after we left, and had … Continue reading

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Tree Care for Birds eNews

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Old Mission Dam Trip Report

The weather was partly cloudy with slight breeze. Everything was very green from recent rain, but many of the trees look like their tops had been cut. Had a rare sighting of a Townsend’s Solitaire, which was a life bird … Continue reading

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BIRDING THE TEXAS RIO GRANDE VALLEY by Richard Fowler

Flying into McAllen, Texas in early March, eleven friends of Palomar Audubon had high expectations for life birds. After meeting Mary Gustafson, our guide, we were off for some evening birding in McAllen. Our first target was the Green Parakeet, … Continue reading

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