Author Archives: Palomar

Trip Report, Tecolote Canyon, 7/21/2018

Good morning, all. Below is the trip report for last Saturday’s walk at Tecolote Canyon. We began with 9 stalwart souls, but lost several along the way because of the heat. At 10 AM, I declared the walk over—again, because … Continue reading

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Guajome County Park — Field Trip Results

Hi Friends, On Saturday July 14, thirteen birders walked around Guajome County Park in Oceanside.  The weather was cool and comfortable early on, but as expected, became very warm and humid at the end of our hike.  We found 40 bird species. … Continue reading

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Trip Report – Tijuana Slough NWR, Jul 7, 2018

Hello, all.  Below is yesterday’s bird tally from Tijuana Slough, the ocean side of Seacoast Drive, and the end of 13th Street looking north into the bay.  Despite the dire weather predictions, the ocean breeze kept the heat very tolerable for … Continue reading

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Lake Murray Field Trip Results

Hi Birders, On Saturday morning June 30, twenty-three birders checked-out Lake Murray. For the most part, the weather was perfect for our leisurely walk. We found 42 bird species. Great looks at several young Cooper’s Hawks, a large covey of … Continue reading

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Field Trip Results — Palomar Mountain

Hi Friends, Eleven birders met up on Saturday morning for fun walk on Palomar Mountain. The weather was very pleasant and we found 31 bird species. The best bird of the day has to be a beautiful bright male Purple … Continue reading

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PAS Cuyamaca bird walk 6/16/18

It was a cool, comfortable day for birding. 12 birders saw or heard 49 species. Highlights were the Indigo Bunting, nesting Bullock’s Orioles and calling Dusky Flycatcher. Wild Turkey (outside park) California Quail Turkey Vulture Bald Eaglle (Cuyamaca Lake) Red-shouldered … Continue reading

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Agua Dulce Creek trip Report, Jun 9, 2018

Birders, It was a beautiful day in the Lagunas, cool in the morning warming up later. I felt the numbers of species and counts were down. Flowers and bugs were were sparse , too. There was water in the creek. … Continue reading

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Inside Bird Conservation – June 2018

House Farm Bill Threatens Endangered Species and Public Lands  The U.S. House of Representative’s Farm Bill, H.R. 2, was defeated 198-213, but it may be brought up again for a vote this month. The legislation contains numerous provisions disastrous to wildlife and public … Continue reading

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Arizona Trip – Sign Up Now!

Dear PAS Birding Friends, TRIP ANNOUNCEMENT:  We are putting together a trip to Southeast Arizona in August, which is the monsoon season, and sure to produce many “Arizona Specialties” for us!  The date will be August 10-13, with an option … Continue reading

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William Heise / Santa Ysabel Mission Trip Report

Twelve birders enjoyed sunny, warm weather with a slight breeze. Highlight was a Purple Finch. William Heise County Park: 34 Species Wild Turkey Turkey Vulture Red-shouldered Hawk Band-tailed Pigeon Mourning Dove Anna’s Hummingbird Acorn Woodpecker Nuttall’s Woodpecker Northern Flicker Western … Continue reading

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Scholarships available for youth workshop in August

Bird banding demonstration at the August 2016 youth workshop. Photo by Marilú López Fretts. Full Scholarships for Youth and Chaperones to Attend Workshop at Cornell Lab Thanks to the Thomas Cade Fund, Celebrate Urban Birds will provide full scholarships for urban youth living … Continue reading

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Field Trip Results — Sweetwater River Gorge

Hi Friends, On Saturday May 26, fourteen birders walked the Sweetwater River Gorge trail at Rancho San Diego. We found 34 bird species. The weather was very comfortable, cool and overcast. A fun walk for everybody! We saw five warbler … Continue reading

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Bird Cams Highlights: Across The Hemisphere, Chicks Prepare For Their First Flight

Cahow Chick Soon To Leave Nonsuch Island Join Bermuda Petrel expert Jeremy Madeiros as he fastens a leg band on “Sunny” the cahow chick during his 10-week health check. Less than a week remains until this endangered chick is expected to … Continue reading

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Habitat Network Newsletter: May 2018

The days are long, the garden-chore list is longer… Seeking stories of Homeowner Associations (HOAs) & landscaping initiatives. Email us: help@habitat.network Moss Gardens Cathy Burk, a Habitat Network citizen scientist, has been experimenting with creating moss gardens for several years. … Continue reading

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Kit Carson Park Field Trip – May 19, 2018

Twenty birders took part in the walk on a cool and overcast day that made bird identification difficult.  We heard many Yellow-breasted Chats, but saw none.  The best sighting was of a family of House Wrens tending to their chicks in a … Continue reading

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Bird Cams: West Texas Hummingbird Cam Returns To The Davis Mountains

Watch over a dozen species jockey for the feeders on the 2018 West Texas Hummingbird cam. West Texas Welcomes Back Hummingbirds The West Texas hummingbird cam sponsored by Perky-Pet is back just as spring migration is hitting full stride! Over the cam season, viewers … Continue reading

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Comment Received About Big Morongo Trip

Wish you all were closer! I’m 68 and a complete newbie. I started a few days ago after seeing THE BIG YEAR and the purchase of a few field guides (Peterson’s, Sibleys, and National Geographic). I was reading the Peterson’s in the waiting … Continue reading

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Inside Bird Conservation – May 2018

  Be a Cats Indoors Ambassador  Do you support keeping cats indoors, on a leash, or otherwise contained? We want to hear about it! American Bird Conservancy is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to tell their stories and/or feature their safely contained … Continue reading

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