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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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Live Oak County Park / Los Jilgueros Preserve Trip Report

A big bunch of people, thirty-seven to be exact, turned out for the third annual Fallbrook Experience. It was a beautiful fresh, after the rains, sunny day. Lots of good times with looking at birds, visiting, chatting and, it seemed … Continue reading

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eBird Trip Report – San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Nov 25, 2018

Birders, Pretty good day, some highlights—golden eagle, rock wrens, snipe, and an amazing number of raptors flying here and there, hard to count. Oh, and of course, the quite brilliant male vermillion flycatcher being super cooperative.  Thank you for your help … Continue reading

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Escondido Christmas Bird Count – Saturday, January 5, 2019

We welcome all members and friends of the Palomar Audubon Society to participate in the upcoming Escondido Christmas bird count which will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019.  The Escondido count circle also takes in the San Pasqual Valley and portions … Continue reading

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Field Trip Results — South Bay Salt Works

Hi Friends, This morning Saturday Nov 17, thirty birders checked out the South Bay Salt Works in National City. The weather was perfect and we found 66 bird species. We saw lots of Eared Grebes, Brant, and American White Pelicans. … Continue reading

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Lake Hodges – Bernardo Bay Trip Report

Twenty-five birders joined the walk. The day was a lull in Santa Ann conditions, so the weather was warm, with clear sky and occasional light wind. The low vegetation was brown and very dry. Hopefully this area won’t catch fire … Continue reading

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Daley Ranch Field Trip

On a warm Saturday, November 3, we had 22 birders and found 36 bird species. Mallard Northern Shoveler California Quail Pied-billed Grebe Double-crested Commorant Great Blue Heron Turkey Vulture Red-shouldered Hawk Red-tailed Hawk Common Gallinule Mourning Dove Anna’s Hummingbird Acorn … Continue reading

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Whelan Lake: Caretaker Greg Stewart

Greg Stewart has now been the caretaker of Whelan Lake Preserve for over seven years. Prior to his coming, the place could only be described as a mess. It was a place that for some, because of the character and … Continue reading

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