Author Archives: Palomar

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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Lindo Lake Field Trip, 5/12/2018

Below is the report of the Palomar Audubon walk at Lindo Lake last Saturday. We spotted the perpetual Greater White-fronted Goose, plus a woodpecker that we couldn’t get consensus on—listed here as Woodpecker sp. 53 species (+2 other taxa) Greater … Continue reading

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Daley Ranch Field Trip

On Saturday May 5, we had 10 birders on a very hot morning. We spotted 43 species including a Hermit Warbler. Mallard Rudy Duck California Quail Great Egret Turkey Vulture Red-shouldered Hawk Red-tailed Hawk American Coot Mourning Dove Anna’s Hummingbird … Continue reading

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Defender.org: Saving the Salton Sea

 

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Endangered Habitats News • Spring 2018

San Diego County Climate Action Plan creates disastrous precedent When a plan to address climate change enables sprawl, it is a big problem. To reverse this, EHL has sued. Read More EHL seeks proper habitat plan implementation in Temecula A … Continue reading

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Big Morongo Weekend Trip Report

All in all, nineteen birders enjoyed portions or all of the Big Morongo Weekend. Of these, fifteen spent Friday night in Yucca Valley, and two came up for just the Saturday. We were pleased to have one gentleman from Hawaii and another from … Continue reading

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Wilderness Gardens Preserve — Field Trip Results

Hi Birders, Twenty-five birders walked around Wilderness Gardens Preserve this morning, Saturday April 21.  The weather was perfect for a fun day of birding, We found 52 bird species. The target bird at this location is always the Canyon Wren which … Continue reading

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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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