Category Archives: Bird Walks

Dairy Mart/Bird and Butterfly Gardens Trip Report

Good afternoon,  A group of 32 birders enjoyed sunny, mild weather to pick up 70 species.  For those of you that were there I miscounted by 10(oops).  Highlights incl a beautiful male Yellow-headed blackbird, male Rufous hummingbird, 7 species of … Continue reading

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Mission Trails Bird Walk 4/8/2017

Splendid sparrows! Our Saturday walk at Mission Trails, 17 souls in attendance, resulted in 45 species. (The Great Blue Heron accommodated by flying over my car as I exited the parking lot.) Below is the full tally. Mission Trails Regional … Continue reading

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Big Morongo April 29 / King Bed Reservations at Travelodge $108.29

Our Big Morongo Day is almost upon us. We have chosen a later weekend this year for the trip, so all the migrating birds that Big Morongo is famous for should be present. Amongst many more, these include Bullock’s Oriel, … Continue reading

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San Pasqual Valley Field Trip Results

Hi Birders, Yesterday, Saturday April 1, thirty-three birders checked out San Pasqual Valley. The weather was perfect. We found 47 bird species. Lot’s of Ibis and Orioles. Good look at a close-up Cattle Egret perched on a telephone pole. Most … Continue reading

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Palomar Audubon March 25, 2017 Outing at Whelan Lake

Thirty-six birders generated Sixty-seven species on our annual spring count at Whelan Lake. It was a gorgeous day, not too hot as it sometimes can be. The barn owl was scrunched into his usual corner of the barn and was … Continue reading

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Lake Hodges Field Trip Report

Twenty birders enjoyed perfect weather and sightings of brightly colored Hooded and Bullock’s Orioles and a rare sighting of a Zone-tailed Hawk. Saw or heard the following 61 species: Gadwall Mallard Northern Shoveler Ruddy Duck California Quail Pied-billed Grebe Eared … Continue reading

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San Jacinto Wildlife Area–Upland Game Area, Mar 11, 2017 – Trip Report

Birders, We saw why the SJWA was closed to through traffic on Davis Road. A big muddy mess. We were able to bird along the road where there were some shallow ponds and then make a short hop over to … Continue reading

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SANTEE LAKES FIELD TRIP RESULTS

Hi Friends, Yesterday, Saturday March 4, fourteen birders looked for birds at Santee Lakes. The weather was perfect. We found 51 bird species. Here’s our bird list: Canada Goose Wood Duck American Wigeon Mallard Cinnamon Teal Northern Shoveler Ring-necked Duck … Continue reading

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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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