Author Archives: Palomar

Western Field Ornithologists Youth Scholarships

Western Field Ornithologists is pleased to announce the availability of a youth scholarship for the WFO 2017 Conference to be held in Pueblo, CO. on August 16-20, 2017. The scholarship is open to youths between the ages of 12 and … Continue reading

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Merlin Bird ID: Merlin expands to Mexico, now supports Spanish

Merlin Expands to Mexico We’ve spent the last few months working to expand coverage of Merlin, and we’ve just released a new bird pack for the Yucatan Peninsula. Research at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology repeatedly points to the Yucatan … Continue reading

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SANTEE LAKES FIELD TRIP RESULTS

Hi Friends, Yesterday, Saturday March 4, fourteen birders looked for birds at Santee Lakes. The weather was perfect. We found 51 bird species. Here’s our bird list: Canada Goose Wood Duck American Wigeon Mallard Cinnamon Teal Northern Shoveler Ring-necked Duck … Continue reading

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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #77

Posted by Steve Boyes of National Geographic Expeditions in Bird Watch on March 3, 2017 Grey herons are found throughout temperate Europe and Asia and also parts of Africa. (Bhavesh Rathod) Cattle egrets have spread across the globe with the … Continue reading

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Bird Cams Hatch Alert: Endangered Bermuda Petrel Egg Is Pipping

Take a peek at the pipping egg inside the burrow of one of the world’s most endangered seabirds! Hatching Is Underway On The Cahow Cam Don’t miss your chance to watch an endangered Bermuda Petrel hatch from its egg, live … Continue reading

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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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San Dieguito River Park March Events Flier

SAN DIEGUITO RIVER PARK MARCH EVENTS Saturdays through April 29 Sikes Saturday Series Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead, 12655 Sunset Dr, Escondido Hosted by San Dieguito River Park Cost: $5/person; RSVP: www.sikesadobe.org Sundays, March 5, 12, 19, 26, 10:30am – 3:30pm … 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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Hundreds of Organizations Stand Together for Birds

Inside Bird Conservation – March 2017 Hundreds of Organizations Stand Together for Birds   Our nation’s environmental laws and regulations protecting wildlife and public lands face uncertain times. In response, American Bird Conservancy (ABC) has been organizing support for key bird … Continue reading

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Owls Are Such Impressive Birds, Don’t You Agree?

The sounds of the owl are synonymous with night-time, and these nocturnal birds are often associated with great wisdom, but also as bad omens. These birds of prey are actually very effective rodent hunters, keeping fields clear of mice and … 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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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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