Category Archives: PAS Notices

Wonders of the Watershed Hike Series coming up!

Hey y’all we would love for you to share this hike series with your members and friends/family to get more people coming. We recently added one day tickets so people could pick one hike for those that didn’t want to … Continue reading

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Oak Hill Memorial Park Trip Report, Sep 7, 2019

Great Blue Heron photo by Ru Zhou Birders,It was a pretty quiet morning at the cemetery except for the numerous Acorn Woodpeckers, Western Bluebirds and Cassin’s Kingbirds. We missed a couple of the usual suspects, the Great Horned Owl and … Continue reading

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Mountain Biking in Our Parks

Mountain biking and trail-building destroy wildlife habitat! Mountainbiking is environmentally, socially, and medically destructive! Thereis no good reason to allow bicycles on any unpaved trail! Bicycles should not be allowed in any natural area. They areinanimate objects and have no … Continue reading

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Rancho Peñasquitos Canyon Trip Report

We had 32 birders join us on the walk, including a few visiting from out of town. We changed the route of the walk slightly, and we were lucky with overcast skies on the most exposed portion of the trail. … Continue reading

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Kit Carson Field Trip Report

There were 23 participants for a hot morning walk at Kit Carson Park. We spotted 36 bird species. MallardPied-billed GrebeDouble-crested CormorantGreat EgretSnowy EgretGreen HeronBlack-crowned Night-HeronCooper’s HawkAmerican CootSpotted SandpiperEurasian Collared-DoveMourning DoveAnna’s HummingbirdAllen’s HummingbirdAcorn WoodpeckerNuttall’s WoodpeckerAmerican KestrelBlack PhoebeCassin’s KingbirdCalifornia Scrub-JayAmerican CrowBushtitHouse WrenBewick’s … Continue reading

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The 2019 Escondido Christmas Bird Count

Each year between December 14th and January 5th, thousands of birders and nature enthusiasts 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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Tijuana River Valley Field Trip Results

On Saturday morning August 17, twenty-nine birders checked out the Tijuana River Valley including the areas around Dairy Mart Pond, the TJRV Park Ranger’s Headquarters, and the Bird & Butterfly Garden. The weather started out overcast but warmed up later … Continue reading

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Santee Lakes Field Trip Report

Hi Friends, On Saturday morning August 10, twenty-three birders walked around Santee Lakes. The summer weather was pleasant, not too hot and everybody enjoyed the morning hike. Lots of Great-tailed Grackles, but the best bird of the day was the … Continue reading

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Stonewall Mine 2019 Trip Report

20 birders enjoyed a pleasant, warm hike from Stonewall Mine to Cuyamaca Lake and back. Highlight was a pair of bald eagles by their nest. Here is the list of 50 birds we saw and heard: Canada GooseMallardRuddy DuckWild TurkeyTurkey … Continue reading

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San Diego River Tidal Mudflats & Famosa Slough Trip Report

Day started overcast, but quickly cleared with temperature in the low 80’s. We had between 35-40 birders, with one out of town birder from the Bay Area. It was several hours before low tide, so only two mudflats were exposed … Continue reading

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Trip Report–Tecolote Canyon, 7/20/2019

Hello, all. Below is our trip report for the Palomar Audubon walk at Tecolote Canyon yesterday. The walk was attended by about 20 enlightened souls. Many thanks to Martha Wild for her bird listing skills, and to Charlotte Morris for … Continue reading

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Tijuana Estuary Field Trip Results

Hi Friends, On Saturday July 6, twenty-two birders walked around the Tijuana Estuary Reserve in Imperial Beach.  The weather was very comfortable, with the overcast sky and a cool breeze. We found 44 bird species.  We were all surprised that … Continue reading

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Palomar Mt. Walk June 29, 2019

Birders,It was a lovely day on the mountain except for the many bugs that bit and tortured most of the participants. In next year’s newsletter we should have a reminder to bring bug spray on this trip in particular. I … Continue reading

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Lake Murray Field Trip Report

Hi Everyone, On Saturday morning June 22, nineteen birders checked out Lake Murray. It was a cool overcast morning, very comfortable, and I’m sure that everybody had a good time. We found 44 bird species. Lots of Great-tailed Grackles, California … Continue reading

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June, 2019 Cuyamaca Bird List

On a warm (turning to hot) day at Paso Picacho, 17 birders found a total of 39 species, down a bit from last year. Nice views of lazuli buntings and violet-green swallows. We had a nice picnic afterwards. California QuailTurkey … Continue reading

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Agua Dulce Creek Field Trip Results

Hi Everyone, On Saturday June 8, eleven birders walked the trail along Agua Dulce Creek in the Laguna Mountains. The weather was perfect. Although we didn’t find a lot of birds, everybody enjoyed the beautiful mountain location and the cool … Continue reading

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William Heise/Santa Ysabel Mission Trip Report

The weather was very comfortable with partly cloudy skies. Fifteen birders joined the walk. The highlights were an outstanding view of a pair of Hairy Woodpeckers and singing male Black-headed Grosbeaks. Many of the birds seen were going to nest … Continue reading

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Sweetwater River Gorge Field Trip Results

Hi Friends, On Saturday May 25, twenty-one birders walked the Sweetwater River Gorge trail and we found 41 bird species. Perfect weather with the overcast sky and cool breeze. Lots of Yellow-breasted Chats, Least Bell’s Vireos, and Ash-throated Flycatchers. Surprise … Continue reading

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