Category Archives: Bird Walks

Oak Hill Memorial Park — Field Trip Results

Hi Friends, On Saturday February 11, on a rainy day, fifteen birders made their way around Oak Hill Memorial Park. The birding was challenging, but we managed to find 34 bird species on our rain-shortened hike. Lots of Wigeons in … Continue reading

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February 4, 2017 Guajome Bird Walk

It was a cool day today and for a lot of birders it threatened of rain, keeping them at home. Nonetheless, fourteen birders thought it was just fine as we meandered through Guajome on the route established by Dave Mathews … Continue reading

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KIT CARSON PARK – FIELD TRIP RESULTS

Hi Birders, On Saturday January 28, twenty-three birders walked around Kit Carson Park and found 45 bird species. The weather was perfect. Best birds were the beautiful male and female Hooded Mergansers. Also, a real close Belted Kingfisher. Here’s our … Continue reading

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Dos Picos/Rangeland Rd. Trip Report

On a cool, windy January 21, 15 brave souls survived scattered showers and found 52 species at Dos Picos County Park and Rangeland Road. Here is the list: Canada Goose Cackling Goose Wood Duck Gadwall Mallard Northern Shoveler Ring-necked Duck … Continue reading

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Sweetwater River Trip Report

Everyone enjoyed the clear sunny sky today after a rainy week. The water level in the river was the highest I’ve seen. There was much more trash and several “shanty towns’ on the walk. Thirteen birders saw 54 species. Please … Continue reading

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eBird Report – Dixon Lake Field Trip

Birders, Here is the list. A quiet day bird-wise, no wind, no rain, a few new participants, as usual a chatty group. Highlights for most of us: the very cooperative Red-breasted sapsucker and the American white pelicans. As usual, email … Continue reading

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TRV Estuary Bird Walk Report

10 intrepid souls braved fierce winds and chilly temps to record 62 species. Highlights incl Peregrine falcon, “bright juvenille” Black-bellied plover, Yellow-crowned night-heron and Little blue heron. Complete list follows: American Wigeon Mallard Northern Shoveler Northern Pintail Green-winged Teal Lesser … Continue reading

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December 17 Bird Walk at Live Oak Park and Los Jilgueros Preserve

52 Species, that’s our number and I’m stickin’ to it. After torrential rains on the Friday, we were blessed with the clearest of days, but one of the chilliest as well. This probably kept some members home. We were a … Continue reading

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San Elijo Lagoon Bird Walk 12/10/16

Hi everyone, We had 30 people join us for the walk at San Elijo Lagoon on Saturday morning.  The weather was overcast with a cool breeze but we managed to see 70 species of birds on a nice mornings walk.  … Continue reading

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Escondido Christmas Bird Count Reminder!

A reminder that the Escondido Christmas Bird Count will be held on Saturday, December 31. We welcome birders of all skill levels. Please note that Christmas bird counts are conducted very differently from typical field trips.  Rather than one or … Continue reading

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Lindo Lake Trip Report, 12/3/2016

Below is our tally of birds at Lindo Lake yesterday. We has about 18 stalwart souls attending. On the way back to our cars after our count, some of our friends spotted two new species: Cattle Egret and Bufflehead duck. … Continue reading

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eBird Report – San Jacinto Wildlife Area

Birders, Well, it was kind of a miserable day yesterday, muddy walking, always a light drizzle, a bit cold, a couple birders left early, one or two complained, but, all in all, a good birding day and a life bird … Continue reading

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South Bay Salt Works — Field Trip Report

Hi Everybody, We had a wonderful field trip today, Saturday November 19. Beautiful day, lots of birds, 36 friendly birders. We found 73 bird species. Lots of Eared Grebes, Brant, American Wigeon, and Black-bellied Plover. Two surprise birds for this … Continue reading

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Lake Hodges East/Rancho Bernardo Trip Report

Had about 20 birders on this clear and hot November day.  We had an unusual sighting of a coyote wading in the shallows of the lake.  When Charlotte reviewed her photo of the coyote, she spotted two more bird:  Northern … Continue reading

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Daley Ranch Field Trip Report

Hi Friends, Yesterday morning, Saturday Nov 5, ten birders checked out Daley Ranch. It was a sunny warm day, but cool breezes helped to make the walk very enjoyable. Because of the drought, all of the ponds with water that … Continue reading

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San Diego River Estuary / Famosa Slough Trip Report

This walk’s route was changed to chase two recently seen San Diego rarities. We did not see the Lark Bunting, but did find the Gray Catbird. I believe we had about 28 birders on the walk, but at each of … Continue reading

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Trip Report, La Jolla Cove

Below is our eBird report for La Jolla Cove yesterday. The trip was attended by about 25 people, including two visitors from Northern California. Many thanks to our resident Cove expert, Stan Walens, who again volunteered his expertise. La Jolla … Continue reading

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Lake Hodges Trip Report

Saturday started out cool and cloudy, with sun breaking through around 10:30. 26 birders found 54 species of birds. A nice morning. Mallard Ruddy Duck California quail Eared grebe Western grebe Clark’s grebe Double crested cormorant Great blue heron Great … Continue reading

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