Author Archives: Palomar

Election Time Again!

Our nominating committee has done its job by presenting our membership with a slate of Officers and Board Members to be voted on at our next General Meeting on Thursday, May 24. The PAS membership must now do its work … Continue reading

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Report – Dairy Mart Rd. Bird Walk, Apr 14, 2018

Below is the tally of the 71 bird species we spotted during our Palomar Audubon walk at Dairy Mart Ponds yesterday. Perhaps the most interesting bird was one we didn’t see.  We came upon a group of young birders who … Continue reading

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SPRING BIRD CLASSES

Palomar Audubon Society is again offering bird classes on consecutive Tuesday evenings beginning Tuesday April 24th. The first three classes will be for beginners and the last three (starting Tuesday May 15th) will be for intermediate birders. The classes will … Continue reading

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News from the Tree Care for Birds Project

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Bird Cams: Barred Owls Hatch & Ospreys Return To Hellgate

Watch the female Barred Owl unveil three owlets when she departs the nest box to pick up a chipmunk. Three Owlets Hatch On Barred Owl Cam On the Barred Owl cam, a trio of white, down-covered owlets are now officially the center of the … Continue reading

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Old Mission Dam Field Trip Report

Good weather, sunny with a slight breeze and a beautiful park were enjoyed by 14 birders.  I noticed a sharp decrease in number of live trees and many have been topped.  No water in creek along Oak Trail.  Best sighting … Continue reading

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EHN’s Weekend Reader: Let’s look at all the positive news.

Let’s take a deep breath and look at some positive news We often hear from readers about the lack of positive news on our pages. Yup. We cover the environment and climate change, and for the most part, the news … Continue reading

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As Spring Arrives, Breeding Season Begins On The Bird Cams

Learn Who’s Who On The Manakin Cam Learn about the male Lance-tailed Manakins and why they form display partnerships in this informational highlight. New Perspectives On The Barred Owl Cam This year on the Barred Owl cam, we launched a new … Continue reading

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San Pasqual Valley Field Trip Results

Hi Friends, On Saturday March 31, twenty-six birders walked the Agricultural Trail with cool weather in the morning but ending up quite warm before noon. After the main walk, several of us birded the close-by San Diego Archaeological Center and the … Continue reading

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Whelan Lake Bird Count March 24, 2018

It was a fine Spring day for our Whelan Lake outing: cool in the morning especially with the breeze, but warmed up nicely as we progressed. We had an excellent turnout with 28 birders. Perhaps the coffee, juice, doughnuts and … Continue reading

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Inside Bird Conservation – April 2018

ADVOCACY Alert: Change to Migratory Bird Treaty Act Enforcement Threatens Nesting Birds The administration has issued a new interpretation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act weakening enforcement for activities known to kill birds. To make matters worse, the U.S. House of Representatives … Continue reading

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Del Dios Habitat Protection League Information

Here are the links for more information about the Del Dios Habitat Protection League:  www.DDHPL.org If you have oak trees, or have been noticing oak trees doing poorly, it time to start learning about what you can do. Education, early detection … Continue reading

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Lake Hodges Field Trip Report, March 17, 2018

19 birders braved about an hour of light drizzle to discover 57 species. Once the rain stopped and the sun poked through, it was a pleasant day. Here is the list: Mallard American Wigeon Cinnamon Teal California quail Western grebe … Continue reading

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Inside Bird Conservation – March 2018

Will This Congress Be Good for Birds? – You Can Help Decide That  The United States Congress is now considering multiple bills that affect bird conservation. Those bills include the annual appropriations bill and the Farm Bill as well as … Continue reading

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San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary Report, Mar 10, 2018

Birders, The weather didn’t cooperate, a lot of the birds were quiet, the mud accumulation on our shoes was quite measurable, we all grew taller by two inches, but we did manage to find 56 species including the elusive American … Continue reading

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The Barred Owl Cam Is Back Online With Two Eggs and a New Outside View

The female owl is currently incubating two eggs, with a third possible on Friday. Who’s (Back) On Cam For You? Nestled into a wooded backyard in central Indiana, a pair of owls have returned to breed for a fifth consecutive season on … Continue reading

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Limited Time Bird Print Sale!

In honor of the release of my new book, Birds of the Photo Ark, we are offering a limited time sale on these five hand selected signed prints! Click here Use the promo code BIRDS2018 at check out to get 50% off any … Continue reading

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Santee Lakes Field Trip Report

On this rainy morning, March 3, 2018, we had 11 birders and found 58 species. Snow Goose Canada Goose Wood Duck Gadwall American Wigeon Mallard Cinnamon Teal Northern Shoveler Green-winged Teal Ring-necked Duck Lesser Scaup Bufflehead Ruddy Duck Pied-billed Grebe … Continue reading

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