Author Archives: Palomar

Bird Cams eNews: From Condors To Hummingbirds, One Size Fits All

Go behind the scenes as biologists rappel into the Hutton’s Bowl condor nest and conduct a health check on the 4-month-old chick. Biologists Enter Condor Cave For Check Up The Hutton’s Bowl California Condor nestling (#923) reached an important milestone this month—120 … Continue reading

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The 2018 Escondido Christmas Bird Count

Each year between December 14th and January 5th, thousands of birders and nature enthusiastics participate in one or more of the 2000+ Christmas Bird Counts held annually in the United States, Canada, and many other Western Hemisphere countries. This year … Continue reading

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Inside Bird Conservation – August 2018

Jones Beach Legal Settlement Provides Safety for Endangered Birds Piping Plovers that nest annually at Jones Beach State Park in New York will no longer face the risk of predation from feral cat colonies inside the Park’s boundaries. The plover, a … Continue reading

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Santee Lakes Field Trip Results

Hi Friends, On Saturday August 11, fifteen determined birders walked around Santee Lakes. The weather was hot. When we finished the hike, it was 100+degrees. We found 45 bird species. A good number for summer birding. The best birds for … Continue reading

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Stonewall Mine August 4, 2018 Trip Results

11 birders enjoyed a warm, breezy (most of the time) hike from Stonewall Mine to Cuyamaca Lake and back.  Also a big southern pacific rattlesnake right on the trail on our bird walk. Nice specimen seen by all. Here is the … Continue reading

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Robb Field & Famosa Slough Trip Report

Had 30 participants at Robb Field and the group whittled down to 12 at Famosa Slough. The weather was overcast with a cool breeze off the ocean. The tide was low and we saw a good verity of shorebirds and … Continue reading

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Trip Report, Tecolote Canyon, 7/21/2018

Good morning, all. Below is the trip report for last Saturday’s walk at Tecolote Canyon. We began with 9 stalwart souls, but lost several along the way because of the heat. At 10 AM, I declared the walk over—again, because … Continue reading

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Guajome County Park — Field Trip Results

Hi Friends, On Saturday July 14, thirteen birders walked around Guajome County Park in Oceanside.  The weather was cool and comfortable early on, but as expected, became very warm and humid at the end of our hike.  We found 40 bird species. … Continue reading

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Trip Report – Tijuana Slough NWR, Jul 7, 2018

Hello, all.  Below is yesterday’s bird tally from Tijuana Slough, the ocean side of Seacoast Drive, and the end of 13th Street looking north into the bay.  Despite the dire weather predictions, the ocean breeze kept the heat very tolerable for … Continue reading

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Lake Murray Field Trip Results

Hi Birders, On Saturday morning June 30, twenty-three birders checked-out Lake Murray. For the most part, the weather was perfect for our leisurely walk. We found 42 bird species. Great looks at several young Cooper’s Hawks, a large covey of … Continue reading

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Field Trip Results — Palomar Mountain

Hi Friends, Eleven birders met up on Saturday morning for fun walk on Palomar Mountain. The weather was very pleasant and we found 31 bird species. The best bird of the day has to be a beautiful bright male Purple … Continue reading

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PAS Cuyamaca bird walk 6/16/18

It was a cool, comfortable day for birding. 12 birders saw or heard 49 species. Highlights were the Indigo Bunting, nesting Bullock’s Orioles and calling Dusky Flycatcher. Wild Turkey (outside park) California Quail Turkey Vulture Bald Eaglle (Cuyamaca Lake) Red-shouldered … Continue reading

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Agua Dulce Creek trip Report, Jun 9, 2018

Birders, It was a beautiful day in the Lagunas, cool in the morning warming up later. I felt the numbers of species and counts were down. Flowers and bugs were were sparse , too. There was water in the creek. … Continue reading

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Inside Bird Conservation – June 2018

House Farm Bill Threatens Endangered Species and Public Lands  The U.S. House of Representative’s Farm Bill, H.R. 2, was defeated 198-213, but it may be brought up again for a vote this month. The legislation contains numerous provisions disastrous to wildlife and public … Continue reading

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Arizona Trip – Sign Up Now!

Dear PAS Birding Friends, TRIP ANNOUNCEMENT:  We are putting together a trip to Southeast Arizona in August, which is the monsoon season, and sure to produce many “Arizona Specialties” for us!  The date will be August 10-13, with an option … Continue reading

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William Heise / Santa Ysabel Mission Trip Report

Twelve birders enjoyed sunny, warm weather with a slight breeze. Highlight was a Purple Finch. William Heise County Park: 34 Species Wild Turkey Turkey Vulture Red-shouldered Hawk Band-tailed Pigeon Mourning Dove Anna’s Hummingbird Acorn Woodpecker Nuttall’s Woodpecker Northern Flicker Western … Continue reading

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Scholarships available for youth workshop in August

Bird banding demonstration at the August 2016 youth workshop. Photo by Marilú López Fretts. Full Scholarships for Youth and Chaperones to Attend Workshop at Cornell Lab Thanks to the Thomas Cade Fund, Celebrate Urban Birds will provide full scholarships for urban youth living … Continue reading

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Field Trip Results — Sweetwater River Gorge

Hi Friends, On Saturday May 26, fourteen birders walked the Sweetwater River Gorge trail at Rancho San Diego. We found 34 bird species. The weather was very comfortable, cool and overcast. A fun walk for everybody! We saw five warbler … Continue reading

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