Category Archives: Bird Walks

Trip Report, Tecolote Canyon

Fifteen stalwart birders hiked Tecolote Canyon on a warm day last Saturday. Our bird tally was surprisingly robust for this time of year. eBird Report – Tecolote Canyon Natural Park, Jul 22, 2017 Tecolote Canyon Natural Park, San Diego, California, … Continue reading

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Guajome County Park Bird Walk

The day progressed into being one of those hot sticky days, so congratulations to the fourteen troopers who came out today. When the count was finalized, they were rewarded with 47 species. While the count was similar to other years, a surprising … Continue reading

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Trip Report: Tijuana Slough and Tijuana River Mouth

Below is our report for the Palomar Audubon Tijuana Slough Walk on July 8. Despite this being the slowest time of year in our parts for birding, there were a surprising number of shorebirds seen. Highlights of our walk were … Continue reading

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Lake Murray Field Trip Report

Hi Everyone, The Saturday July 1 field trip at Lake Murray was attended by thirteen birders. We had great weather, overcast and cool. We found 37 species. Best birds were close-up looks at a couple of California Thrashers, several California … Continue reading

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Palomar Mountain SP Field Trip Results

Hi Birders, On Saturday June 24, fourteen birders walked the Doane Pond Nature Trail at Palomar Mountain State Park. The weather was pretty warm, there were lots of annoying flies, and the trail was challenging due to felled trees and … Continue reading

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Rancho Cuyamaca Field Trip Results

Hi Friends, On Saturday June 17, twelve birders walked the Azalea Springs Trail at Rancho Cuyamaca State Park. The weather was very warm, but a cool breeze and an energetic fun group gave us a productive field trip. We found … Continue reading

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Laguna Mtns.–Agua Dulce Creek, Jun 10, 2017 Trip Report

Birders, It was a beautiful sunny, breezy and cool day, a welcome change from prior years. For many of us the Lawrence’s Goldfinches were the highlight of the day. My impression was that we didn’t see a lot of birds, … Continue reading

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William Heise / Santa Ysabel Mission Trip Report

Twenty-five birders joined us for this walk in the mountains on a warm clear day. We were able to find a Purple Martin again, but did not find the Black-chinned Sparrow for the 2nd year in a row. Trysten reported … Continue reading

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Sweetwater River Gorge Trip Report

20 birders enjoyed a leisurely walk around this lush riparian area. A heavy overcast kept things kinda of quiet but we still had 43 species. Highlight was a Dusky flycatcher. See list below. Thanks, Michael Beeve Mallard California Quail Great … Continue reading

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Lindo Lake Trip Report

Here is the tally from our stroll around Lindo Lake(s) last Saturday, 5/20. There were approximately 14 attendees on a very warm morning. Subject: eBird Report – Lindo Lake , May 20, 2017 Lindo Lake , San Diego, California, US … Continue reading

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Kit Carson Park Trip Report

Very pleasant overcast day which 22 birders. Best bird was a bright male Western Tanager. Saw or heard a total of 59 species. Mallard Ruddy Duck Double-crested Cormorant Great Blue Heron Great Egret Snowy Egret White-faced Ibis Turkey Vulture Cooper’s … Continue reading

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Eastern Sierra Trip Report 2017

Despite temperatures ranging from the low 30’s to mid 80’s, rain, wind and snow, our group of 15 birders were able to find a total of 128 species. Highlights included dancing sage grouse, close looks at both male and female … Continue reading

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Trip Report for Dixon Lake

There were 5 participants on a overcast damp morning. Tom Trowbridge 18 Species: Mallard Red-shouldered Hawk American Coot Mourning Dove Anna=E2=80=99s Hummingbird Acorn Woodpecker Northern Flicker Black Phoebe Western Scrub Jay American Crow Common Raven Oak Titmouse Wrentit California Thrasher … Continue reading

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Big Morongo & Yucca Valley Birding: April 29 & 30, 2017

Another windy day for twenty birders out at Big Morongo, but our choice of a later date bode well and produced for us a total of 55 species, compared to just 40 the previous year. Of the 55 species found, … Continue reading

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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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