Author Archives: Palomar

San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary Field Trip Results

Hi Friends, On Saturday January 16, sixteen birders enjoyed a beautiful fun day at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine. We found 61 bird species. Lots of Yellow-rumped Warblers, ducks, and both Gnatcatchers. Good looks at the Ospreys and Hooded … Continue reading

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Guajome Field Trip

Twenty-four souls decided early this morning that the weather would not be too bad for a birdwalk, and they were right. We were joined by two visitors: one from New Jersey and the other from Virginia. Despite a couple of … Continue reading

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Eastern Sierra/Owens Valley Field Trip LIMITED SIGN-UP

From May 3rd to May 7th, Hal Benham and Steve Ellis will be facilitating a field trip to view Sierra Nevada birdlife featuring the Sage Grouse mating ritual at their lek near Crowley Lake.  May 3rd will be a travel … Continue reading

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Oak Hill Memorial Park Field Trip Results

Hi Friends, On Saturday February 2, seventeen birders walked around Oak Hill Memorial Park in Escondido. The weather was cool and we managed to complete the field trip before the rain showed up. The bird activity was sparse and we … Continue reading

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Whelan Lake Bird Walk, today January 26. Total: 62 Species

A gorgeous day for birdwatching and forty other birders agreed, because that how many turned out. No, it was not just for the doughnuts and fruit. We identified 62 species. In addition a rock was spotted five miles away that … Continue reading

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Escondido Christmas Bird Count Results

Eighty-six people participated in the Escondido Christmas bird count held on January 5. Twenty-five teams recorded 25,600 individual birds and 152 species (seven below our all-time high of 159). Twenty-two species were only recorded by a single team. All teams … Continue reading

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Dos Picos/Rangeland Road Report

On a beautiful January 19th day, 42 birders walked around Dos Picos County Park and then traveled on to a blustery Rangeland Road and found a total of 53 species.  Here is the list:  Canada Goose Mallard Northern Shoveler Ring-necked … Continue reading

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Sweetwater River/Bonita Field Trip Results

Hi Everyone, On Saturday morning January 12, nine birders checked out the Sweetwater River near the Bonita Westfield Shopping Center. The weather cooperated and we were able to complete the walk with no rain. Because of the cloudy, cold weather, … Continue reading

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Escondido CBC Notes

Eighty people attended the the Escondido CBC held on January 5.  We recorded 149 or 150 species, a little below the previous ten-year average of 154.  Four species were noted that were recorded on fewer than ten previous counts.   … Continue reading

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Wondrous Events at Snow Goose Festival 2019

Let Us Take You Under Our Wing & Show You the Magic of the Pacific Flyway!January 23-27, 2019 The Snow Goose Festival proudly offers local and visiting birders, nature enthusiasts and families a unique blend of opportunities to learn about and experience Chico and the surrounding areas.  Over … Continue reading

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San Diego Christmas Bird Count – land bird shortage?

From: Justyn StahlDate: Sat, 05 Jan 2019 14:57:26 PST  Birders, Now that I have received and compiled all of the data for the 66th San Diego Christmas Bird Count, the final count stands at 216. Having already presented the highlights (https://groups.io/g/SanDiegoRegionBirding/message/9114), I … Continue reading

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Dixon Lake Field Trip Results

Hi Birders, On Saturday December 29, sixteen birders walked around Dixon Lake and we found 46 bird species. At the start of the walk it was very cold (~40 deg.) but warmed up slightly for a comfortable hike. I think … Continue reading

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2019 San Diego Bird Festival

Join San Diego Audubon Society for the San Diego Bird Festival San Diego Bird Festival is coming, February 27-March 3, 2019 This annual celebration of the wild birds and habitats of San Diego County will feature field trips to every … Continue reading

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Tijuana Estuary Field Trip Results

Hi Friends, On Saturday December 22, fifteen birders walked around the Tijuana Estuary National Wildlife Reserve. The weather was perfect, a crisp, clear winter day. We found 57 bird species. Probably, the best birds of the day were the Merlin, … Continue reading

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2019 PAS Scholarship Award

Palomar Audubon Society has a multifaceted mission, including a community outreach program with several special initiatives. One of these initiatives is our teen scholarship program. This year we will provide a 100% scholarship award for a week long educational summer … Continue reading

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Batiquitos Lagoon Bird walk Saturday 12/15/18

Hi everyone, Sorry for the delayed posting of our results for Saturday’s Batiquitos Lagoon field trip yesterday. We had a cold start with a bright sky which quickly warmed up to a pleasant day.  The field trip started off with 26 … Continue reading

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PAS FIFTH ANNUAL BIRD CLASS

Palomar Audubon Society is again offering bird classes on consecutive Tuesday evenings beginning Tuesday April 16, 2019. The first three classes will be for beginners and the last three (starting Tuesday May 7th) will be for intermediate birders. The classes … Continue reading

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eBird Report – Lindo Lake , Dec 2, 2018

Hello, fellow birders. Below is our report of yesterday’s Palomar Audubon walk at Lindo Lake.  Our greatest bird by volume (pun intended) was certainly the Amazona parrots.  The flocks numbered in the hundreds.  The greatest by ubiquity was the Ruby-crowned Kinglet.  One … Continue reading

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