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Big Morongo April 29 / King Bed Reservations at Travelodge $108.29

Our Big Morongo Day is almost upon us. We have chosen a later weekend this year for the trip, so all the migrating birds that Big Morongo is famous for should be present. Amongst many more, these include Bullock’s Oriel, … Continue reading

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San Pasqual Valley Field Trip Results

Hi Birders, Yesterday, Saturday April 1, thirty-three birders checked out San Pasqual Valley. The weather was perfect. We found 47 bird species. Lot’s of Ibis and Orioles. Good look at a close-up Cattle Egret perched on a telephone pole. Most … Continue reading

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Inside Bird Conservation – April 2017

Chlorpyrifos on Track to Poison Birds and People for the Next 5 Years Chlorpyrifos, one of the most-used pesticides in the United States, has been killing birds and poisoning the environment for the past half-century. Because of those risks to wildlife … Continue reading

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Palomar Audubon March 25, 2017 Outing at Whelan Lake

Thirty-six birders generated Sixty-seven species on our annual spring count at Whelan Lake. It was a gorgeous day, not too hot as it sometimes can be. The barn owl was scrunched into his usual corner of the barn and was … Continue reading

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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #80

Posted by Steve Boyes of National Geographic Expeditions in Bird Watch on March 24, 2017 The Wreathed Hornbill is also sometimes known as the Bar-pouched Wreathed Hornbill. Photo by Asim Halder An airborne encounter between two Whiskered Terns. Photo by … Continue reading

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2018 Proposed Federal Budget: Impact on Birds

President Trump’s proposed 2018 federal budget would gut major programs and protections for birds and America’s public lands, putting decades of conservation achievements at risk. With so much on the line, it’s imperative that we send Congress a loud, unmistakable … Continue reading

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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #79

Posted by Steve Boyes of National Geographic Expeditions in Bird Watch on March 17, 2017 There is nothing in the world quite like the Osprey. This master of both land and sea has been given its own taxonomic grouping, the … Continue reading

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Lake Hodges Field Trip Report

Twenty birders enjoyed perfect weather and sightings of brightly colored Hooded and Bullock’s Orioles and a rare sighting of a Zone-tailed Hawk. Saw or heard the following 61 species: Gadwall Mallard Northern Shoveler Ruddy Duck California Quail Pied-billed Grebe Eared … Continue reading

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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #78

Posted by Steve Boyes of National Geographic Expeditions in Bird Watch on March 10, 2017 A small, colourful, stubby tailed bird, the Indian Pitta can be seen (or more likely heard) hopping around the undergrouwth and Indian and Sri Lankan … Continue reading

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San Jacinto Wildlife Area–Upland Game Area, Mar 11, 2017 – Trip Report

Birders, We saw why the SJWA was closed to through traffic on Davis Road. A big muddy mess. We were able to bird along the road where there were some shallow ponds and then make a short hop over to … Continue reading

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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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