Author Archives: Palomar

SPRING BIRD CLASSES

Palomar Audubon Society is again offering bird classes on consecutive Tuesday evenings beginning March 14, 2017. The first three classes will be for beginners and the last three (starting April 4) will be for intermediate birders. The classes will be … Continue reading

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Make Bird Conservation a Priority in Congress!

\ Right now, Congress is working on a budget and bills to fund the government for this year. There is a risk Congress may slash even the most effective bird conservation programs. The timing couldn’t be worse. Migratory birds are in trouble: Habitat loss … Continue reading

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Eastern Sierra/Owens Valley Field Trip LIMITED SIGN-UP

From May 4th to May 8th, Hal Benham will be facilitating a field trip to view Sierra Nevada bird life featuring the Sage Grouse mating ritual at their lek near Crowley lake.  May 4th is a travel day to Lone … Continue reading

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Oak Hill Memorial Park — Field Trip Results

Hi Friends, On Saturday February 11, on a rainy day, fifteen birders made their way around Oak Hill Memorial Park. The birding was challenging, but we managed to find 34 bird species on our rain-shortened hike. Lots of Wigeons in … Continue reading

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February 4, 2017 Guajome Bird Walk

It was a cool day today and for a lot of birders it threatened of rain, keeping them at home. Nonetheless, fourteen birders thought it was just fine as we meandered through Guajome on the route established by Dave Mathews … Continue reading

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KIT CARSON PARK – FIELD TRIP RESULTS

Hi Birders, On Saturday January 28, twenty-three birders walked around Kit Carson Park and found 45 bird species. The weather was perfect. Best birds were the beautiful male and female Hooded Mergansers. Also, a real close Belted Kingfisher. Here’s our … Continue reading

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Watch an Albatross Hatch Live

Mahealani takes a short break before settling back in on the hatching egg. The Albatross Season Begins on Kauai The first egg at the Laysan Albatross cam site on the North Shore of Kauai has begun hatching just in time … Continue reading

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FeederWatch eNews: Reminders and announcements

Dark-eyed Junco and American Tree Sparrow at a bark butter feeder, last week’s BirdSpotter Judges Choice Award winner by Shirley Donald, a FeederWatcher in Orillia, Ontario. Project FeederWatch eNews January 25, 2017 BirdSpotter Takes Flight The anniversary edition of our … Continue reading

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Dos Picos/Rangeland Rd. Trip Report

On a cool, windy January 21, 15 brave souls survived scattered showers and found 52 species at Dos Picos County Park and Rangeland Road. Here is the list: Canada Goose Cackling Goose Wood Duck Gadwall Mallard Northern Shoveler Ring-necked Duck … Continue reading

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Stunning and Colorful Photographs of Taiwanese Birds

John & Fish, a brother and sister duo from Taiwan, have been photographing birds since 2006. Amazed by the beauty of nature, they began taking pictures of the birds of Taiwan and soon opened up aflickr account which promptly “exploded” … Continue reading

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Sweetwater River Trip Report

Everyone enjoyed the clear sunny sky today after a rainy week. The water level in the river was the highest I’ve seen. There was much more trash and several “shanty towns’ on the walk. Thirteen birders saw 54 species. Please … Continue reading

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Together for Birds Petition & Conservation Updates

Inside Bird Conservation – January 2017 Petition: Standing Together for Birds Are birds and wildlife important to you? If so, please sign our Together for Birds petition now. Tell the incoming Administration and Congress that you won’t stand by to … Continue reading

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Your Plan for a Better, Birdier 2017

Your Plan for a Better, Birdier New Year This year, why not make some New Year’s resolutions that will actually be fun to keep? Here are a couple suggestions for making 2017 a great year for you and for birds! Become a … Continue reading

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eBird Report – Dixon Lake Field Trip

Birders, Here is the list. A quiet day bird-wise, no wind, no rain, a few new participants, as usual a chatty group. Highlights for most of us: the very cooperative Red-breasted sapsucker and the American white pelicans. As usual, email … Continue reading

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National Audubon President, David Yarnold, presents the State of Our Audubon Union

Date: Friday, Mar 17, 2017 Time: 6:00 PM Location: Mile Square Park Banquet Center, Fountain Valley, CA Please join Sea and Sage Audubon Society at our March Annual Dinner speaker is our National Audubon President, David Yarnold—coming to us from … Continue reading

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Help The Young Birders

Hi Friends, I want to call your attention to an opportunity to support our young birders. I’m sending this email to my good birder friends who feel like I do, that our young birders are worthy of our encouragement, and … Continue reading

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17 Bird Mothers with Their Chicklings

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TRV Estuary Bird Walk Report

10 intrepid souls braved fierce winds and chilly temps to record 62 species. Highlights incl Peregrine falcon, “bright juvenille” Black-bellied plover, Yellow-crowned night-heron and Little blue heron. Complete list follows: American Wigeon Mallard Northern Shoveler Northern Pintail Green-winged Teal Lesser … Continue reading

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