Author Archives: Palomar

Field Trip Results – Kumeyaay Lake

Hi Friends, On Saturday September 22, fifteen birders walked around Kumeyaay Lake in Santee. The weather was overcast and cool then sunny and warm. A pleasant first day of the Fall season. We found 45 bird species. The best bird … Continue reading

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Oppose developement in San Diego wildlands

  Please Oppose Project that Undermines the North County MSCP Background The Newland Sierra project would break apart a core habitat area for the future North County Multiple Species Conservation Program (MSCP). Only a third of the site – not … Continue reading

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Bataquitos Lagoon Birdwalk results

Hi birders, We had 16 birders on this mornings walk at Bataquitos lagoon where we saw and or heard 50 species.  The weather started out cool and overcast but warmed up quickly when the sun broke through around 10am. Dave … Continue reading

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Free Thayer Birding Software for Young Birders

Young Birder Program from  Thayer Birding Software Special Code:  PalomarYoungBirder  Starting September 21, 2018 any young birder in pre-K, grade school, middle school or high school will be able to use the above special code  that will let them download the new version 7.7 … Continue reading

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Oak Hill Memorial Park — Field Trip Results

Hi Friends, On Saturday Sept 8, twenty-one birders met for a really fun walk around Oak Hill Memorial Park. The weather was comfortable early on, but the heat became more apparent as we finished-up. The best birds of the day … Continue reading

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Southeast Arizona Trip Report

From August 11-13, 12 birders from Palomar Audubon birded Southeast Arizona with expert guide Melody Kehl. Here is the bird list. For a more detailed report on the trip, please refer to this month’s Band Tales. Hal Benham SPECIES SEEN … Continue reading

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Peñasquitos Canyon – East Trip Report

Nine birders enjoyed the cooler weather, overcast with a slight breeze. It was fairly quiet bird wise, but we managed to see 27 species. Highlights were Sharp-shinned Hawk, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher and Wrentit. Mourning Dove Anna’s Hummingbird Allen’s Hummingbird Double-crested Cormorant … Continue reading

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Kit Carson Field Trip Results

This morning, August 25, we had 15 birders under overcast skies. We spotted 44 species of birds. Mallard Pied-billed Grebe Great Egret Snowy Egret Turkey Vulture Red-shouldered Hawk Red-tailed Hawk American Coot Spotted Sandpiper Eurasian Collard Dove Mourning Dove White-throated … Continue reading

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Dairy Mart Pond & Nearby Areas – Field Trip Report

Dear Friends, Here’s our field trip report for last Saturday’s (August 18) field trip to the Tijuana River Valley. The weather was warm but a cool breeze made for a comfortable walk. We had fifteen birders. We found 49 species at Dairy … Continue reading

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Bird Cams eNews: From Condors To Hummingbirds, One Size Fits All

Go behind the scenes as biologists rappel into the Hutton’s Bowl condor nest and conduct a health check on the 4-month-old chick. Biologists Enter Condor Cave For Check Up The Hutton’s Bowl California Condor nestling (#923) reached an important milestone this month—120 … Continue reading

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The 2018 Escondido Christmas Bird Count

Each year between December 14th and January 5th, thousands of birders and nature enthusiastics participate in one or more of the 2000+ Christmas Bird Counts held annually in the United States, Canada, and many other Western Hemisphere countries. This year … Continue reading

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Inside Bird Conservation – August 2018

Jones Beach Legal Settlement Provides Safety for Endangered Birds Piping Plovers that nest annually at Jones Beach State Park in New York will no longer face the risk of predation from feral cat colonies inside the Park’s boundaries. The plover, a … Continue reading

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Santee Lakes Field Trip Results

Hi Friends, On Saturday August 11, fifteen determined birders walked around Santee Lakes. The weather was hot. When we finished the hike, it was 100+degrees. We found 45 bird species. A good number for summer birding. The best birds for … Continue reading

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Stonewall Mine August 4, 2018 Trip Results

11 birders enjoyed a warm, breezy (most of the time) hike from Stonewall Mine to Cuyamaca Lake and back.  Also a big southern pacific rattlesnake right on the trail on our bird walk. Nice specimen seen by all. Here is the … Continue reading

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Robb Field & Famosa Slough Trip Report

Had 30 participants at Robb Field and the group whittled down to 12 at Famosa Slough. The weather was overcast with a cool breeze off the ocean. The tide was low and we saw a good verity of shorebirds and … Continue reading

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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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