Category Archives: Bird Walks

Field Trip Results: Bolsa Chica & Huntington Central Park

Dear Friends, On Saturday October 19, twenty birders met up at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve and we then traveled 5 miles to Huntington Central Park for a picnic lunch and some more birding.  Both of these locations are in … Continue reading

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Report – La Jolla Cove, Oct 12, 2019

Hello, all. Below is our trip report for yesterday’s foray at La Jolla Cove. Many thanks to Stan Walens for his excellent observations and great good will. If you want me to send you a link to the eBird list … Continue reading

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San Diego River – Estuary & Mud Flats Trip Report

We had perfect weather for our walk: temperature in the 60’s, clear sky and no wind. About 25 birders joined us for the walk. We first walked west to the bridge and then drove to the east end of the … Continue reading

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Lake Hodges Trip Report 9/28/19

25 birders endured periodic drizzle to encounter 53 species today, exactly matching the number of species found a year ago in somewhat better weather. The number of birders dwindled to 6 at the end, but we ended up with another … Continue reading

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Field Trip Results Kumeyaay Lake

Hi Friends, On Saturday September 21, twenty birders walked around Kumeyaay Lake and we found 41 bird species. The weather was great for a real late Summer Season day. Lots of House Finches and Mourning Doves. Best birds were the … Continue reading

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Batiquitos Lagoon Bird Walk Saturday 9/14/19

This morning’s walk had a total of 11 birders join together for a warm and productive walk. We had a total bird count of 42 species with 2 uncommon sightings. Our first uncommon sighting was a Yellow Crowned Night Heron … 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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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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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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