Author Archives: Palomar

ESCONDIDO CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT

ESCONDIDO CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT SATURDAY DECEMBER 30, 2017 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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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #102

The Bar-tailed Godwit is known to take the longest non-stop flight in its migration from the Arctic to Eurasia and Australia. Photo by Jaidevsinh Rathod   The Black-rumped Flameback adapts well to urban areas. Photo by Amit Prasad   The … Continue reading

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Bolsa Chica Field Trip Report

Birders, Here is the report from the first leg of Saturday’s walk, a corrected report.  Highlights include the two Tricolored Herons seen interacting at one point and the numerous Reddish Egret.  Good views of the Light-footed Clapper Rails, too. It was … Continue reading

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Lake Hodges Trip Report

Saturday started out cool and foggy, with sun breaking through around 10:30. 31 birders found 52 species of birds. A nice morning. Mallard Ruddy Duck California quail Western grebe Clark’s grebe Double crested cormorant Great blue heron Great egret Snowy … Continue reading

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Lake Kumeyaay Field Trip Results

Hi Everyone, On Saturday September 23, ten birders met up at Lake Kumeyaay for a really fun morning of birding. The weather was perfect. Overcast with a cool breeze. We found 38 bird species. Highlights included up-close views of several … Continue reading

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Batiquitos Lagoon, Trip Report

Hi, Birders, What was a quiet (bird-wise) and cool day turned exciting with an unexpected sighting of an adult Yellow-crowned Night Heron hanging near a couple of Black-crowned Night Herons and some long-legged waders. The tide was in so no … Continue reading

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Oak Hill Memorial Park Field Trip Results

Hi Friends, On Saturday morning September 9, nineteen birders enjoyed a slow-paced walk around Oak Hill Memorial Park. The weather was perfect with a cool breeze and the shade of the mature trees. A great location for easy summer birding. … Continue reading

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Inside Bird Conservation – September 2017

ENDANGERED SPECIES AND PUBLIC LANDS  Feral Cats Caught on Camera Killing Endangered Hawaiian Gallinules  Hawaiian Common Gallinule are the latest victims of feral cat predation of an endangered species on the Hawaiian island of Kaua‘i. The attacks were captured on remote … Continue reading

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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #103

Posted by Steve Boyes of National Geographic Expeditions on September 1, 2017 The Asian Openbill uses their unusual bill to open molluscs. Photo by Palash Thakkar   The Black-headed Jay is known to occasionally scavenge scraps from humans. Photo by … Continue reading

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East Penasquitos Canyon Trip Report

Eight birders took part in the walk on the greatest statewide heat wave ever recorded in California.  It was 101 degrees at the end of the walk.  We did manage to see 31 species, including a close sighting of the elusive Wrentit. California … Continue reading

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KIT CARSON PARK FIELD TRIP RESULTS

Hi Friends, On Saturday August 26, twenty-one birders walked around Kit Carson Park and we found 41 bird species. The morning was overcast which made for a very comfortable hike. However, at the end the sun was out and it … Continue reading

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Dairy Mart Pond/Bird & Butterfly Gardens Trip Report

A heavy overcast, cool morning was enjoyed by 17 birders who tallied 53 species. Highlights incl 7 raptor species with the White tailed kite, Yellow-breasted chat, Ash-throated flycatcher and Hutton’s vireo. Thanks to Steve, Jack and Richard for many good … Continue reading

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Santee Lakes Field Trip Results

Hi Birders, We had a very enjoyable field trip today at Santee Lakes. Overcast most of the morning with a cool breeze. Fifteen birders found 45 bird species. I think there was a Great-tailed Grackle convention today — they were … Continue reading

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San Elijo Lagoon Trip Report 8/4/17

Approximately 20 birders searched vainly for avian life at San Elijo and Orilla Trail. At one point it was suggested that the leader should not be asked back due to lack of action. Here is the list of 36 species … Continue reading

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Inside Bird Conservation – August 3, 2017

State of the Birds Report Finds Farm Bill Benefits Landowners and Birds  Thirty-seven million. That’s the increase in the number of waterfowl in the Prairie Pothole Region over the past quarter-century, thanks to the Farm Bill. The State of the Birds … Continue reading

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Robb Field / Famosa Slough Trip Report

A pleasant overcast day greeted 28 birders, including one form Arizona. The low tide enabled closer looks at the shorebirds. Many Black-bellied Plovers were still in breeding plumage other birds were still in transition to their basic plumage. Between Robb … Continue reading

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Trip Report, Tecolote Canyon

Fifteen stalwart birders hiked Tecolote Canyon on a warm day last Saturday. Our bird tally was surprisingly robust for this time of year. eBird Report – Tecolote Canyon Natural Park, Jul 22, 2017 Tecolote Canyon Natural Park, San Diego, California, … Continue reading

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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #96

Posted by Steve Boyes of National Geographic Expeditions on July 14, 2017 These young Burrowing Owls live underground in burrows dug out by other creatures like prairie dogs. These were photographed in southern California, USA by Leslie Reagan   Wire-tailed swallow. There are two sub … Continue reading

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