Author Archives: Palomar

Palomar Audubon Bird Trip to Live Oak Park and Los Silguero’s

Mr. Weatherman threatened us, and I am sure scared many birders away completely. However, the weather, as it usually does, held for all allowing nineteen enthusiastic birders (including an excited and very knowledgeable ten year old named Luca) to have another successful … Continue reading

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eBird Report – San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Dec 1, 2019

Birders, It was another fun day at San Jacinto Wildlife Area. The weather cooperated and bits of sun shined on us. We had to hunt for the snipe but they’re always fun to finally see. And so was the Vermillion … Continue reading

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Escondido Christmas Bird Count Reminder

A reminder that the Escondido Christmas bird count will be held on Saturday, December 28. Unlike a regular field trip where everyone birds one or two spots together, the Christmas bird count covers a much larger area (a circle 15 … Continue reading

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South Bay Salt Works Field Trip Report

Hi Friends, On Saturday morning November 23, thirty-three birders enjoyed a beautiful Fall morning at the South Bay Salt Works in National City.  I want to thank everybody who all arrived early and had no problem teaming up so we … Continue reading

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eBird Report – Lindo Lake , Nov 16, 2019

Good morning, all. Below is the eBird report of our trek through Lindo Lake last Saturday. Note that I’ve described the Yellow-crowned night heron that I saw shortly after we began our walk. To my knowledge, this is the first … Continue reading

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Environmental, Climate Coalition join forces to Oppose Harvest Hills in Escondido

Wildlife and Habitat Conservation Coalition FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                  Contact:  Laura Hunter, 619-997-9983                                      November 12, 2019                                   Environmental, Climate Coalition join forces to Oppose Harvest Hills in Escondido Today, more than 20 environmental, conservation, and climate organizations sent a letter to … Continue reading

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Lake Hodges East/Bernardo Bay Field Trip Report

We had clear sky and temperatures in the high eighties.  Twenty birders joined us for the walk.  The vegetation was very dry, and we did not see many birds until we got closer to the lake.  The most unusual sighting … Continue reading

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Live Bird Feeder Camera?

My name is Scott and I have a YouTube channel called Bird Watching HQ,where I have currently partnered with people from around the world tofeature 11 different live streams of backyard bird feeding stations. I really want to add a … Continue reading

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DALEY RANCH FIELD TRIP RESULTS

Hi Good Friends, This morning Saturday November 2, eleven friendly birders walked around Daley Ranch in Escondido. Excellent weather. Cool when we started and quite warm when we finished.  We found 37 bird species. Lots of Yellow-rumped Warblers and Bushtits. … Continue reading

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Trip Report – Whelan Lake Bird Sanctuary, Oct 26, 2019

Below is the complete listing of the birds we saw today at Whelan Lake: 57 was the final total. NOT BAD! This compares favorably to last year’s count of 54 at almost the same date. Despite a terribly hot day, … Continue reading

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Field Trip Results: Bolsa Chica & Huntington Central Park

Dear Friends, On Saturday October 19, twenty birders met up at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve and we then traveled 5 miles to Huntington Central Park for a picnic lunch and some more birding.  Both of these locations are in … Continue reading

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ESCONDIDO CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT

ESCONDIDO CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2019  Each year between December 14th and January 5th, thousands of birders and nature enthusiasts participate in one or more of the 2000+ Christmas Bird Counts held annually in the United States, Canada, … Continue reading

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Report – La Jolla Cove, Oct 12, 2019

Hello, all. Below is our trip report for yesterday’s foray at La Jolla Cove. Many thanks to Stan Walens for his excellent observations and great good will. If you want me to send you a link to the eBird list … Continue reading

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21st Annual Snow Goose Festival of the Pacific Flyway January 22 – 26, 2020

    Wild Adventures, Wild Birds! 21st Annual Snow Goose Festival of the Pacific Flyway January 22 – 26, 2020 Chico, CA   Birders and nature enthusiasts of all ages are invited to attend the 21st Annual Snow Goose Festival of … Continue reading

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San Diego River – Estuary & Mud Flats Trip Report

We had perfect weather for our walk: temperature in the 60’s, clear sky and no wind. About 25 birders joined us for the walk. We first walked west to the bridge and then drove to the east end of the … Continue reading

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Lake Hodges Trip Report 9/28/19

25 birders endured periodic drizzle to encounter 53 species today, exactly matching the number of species found a year ago in somewhat better weather. The number of birders dwindled to 6 at the end, but we ended up with another … Continue reading

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Leica Ultravid 7×42 Binoculars For Sale

FOR SALE Leica Ultravid 7×42 Binoculars   Purchased in 2014 for $2000 Excellent condition, very well cared-for Wide field of vision, lots of light, stable image Includes binoculars, box, book, case and never-used strap   Asking $1100 Contact: kathleenmarvel@yahoo.com  

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Canon Rebel XS dSLR body w/ Lenses For Sale

For Sale: Well loved Canon Rebel XS dSLR body w/ Lenses – I have original boxes, user’s manuals & case. Includes: ·         Canon EOS Rebel XS  dSLR body w/ cap ·         Upgraded kit lens (from 18-35mm to 35-80mm) w/ both caps ·         EF … Continue reading

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