Category Archives: Bird Walks

Lake Hodges Trip Report

Mary Jo, Leslie, Cindy, Jack, Rustom, Richard and Hal went birding at Lake Hodges on Saturday, March 14. Despite the threat of rain, we stayed dry until the very end when we were driven to the bird list table by … Continue reading

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eBird Report – San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Mar 7, 2020

Birders, It was another beautiful day at this very special wildlife area. We missed a lot of species but why we saw made up for it. Questions or comments, email me.   Happy Birding,   Sally San Jacinto Wildlife Area, … Continue reading

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eBird Report – Santee Lakes , Feb 22, 2020

Good morning, all. Below is a copy of our eBird report for yesterday’s (partially rained out) venture to Santee Lakes. Thanks to the 18 intrepid souls who braved the elements. (Please drop me an email if you want an eBird … Continue reading

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eBird Report – San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, Feb 15, 2020

Here is the list.  We had a group of 18 and had a good walk.  The list is below.San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, Orange, California, US Feb 15, 2020 8:28 AM – 11:53 AM Protocol: Traveling  1.45 mile(s) Checklist Comments:    … Continue reading

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Oak Hill Trip Report

Hello Everyone, This is from Gerry Baade On February 1, 2020 , twenty three of us met at Oak Hill Memorial Park to see what kinds of birds we could find. It was a beautiful clear day, warm and clear. … Continue reading

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Bird Count: 95 Species at Salton Sea, January 24 through 27

Over the weekend, twenty of us returned to one of the best birding sites in United States: Salton Sea. It continues to amaze and impress. Seeing the masses of Snow Geese at daybreak, as well as viewing several murmurs of … Continue reading

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2020 Dos Picos Bird Walk

On a beautiful January 18th day, 30 birders walked around Dos Picos County Park and Rangeland Road We found 61 species. Lots of Ferruginous Hawks, including one nice dark morph. Good views of bald eagles and a long distance shot … Continue reading

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Sweetwater River/Bonita Field Trip Results

Hi Friends, On Saturday January 11, twenty-three birders walked along the Sweetwater River trail west from the Bonita Plaza Shopping Center.  The weather was perfect, and aside from dodging the frequent bikers, we all had a great time. We found … Continue reading

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Dixon Lake Trip Report

The start was on the cold side, but warmed to the seventies with partly cloudy skies. Jeff Ebright was the substitute leader and followed Jim’s instructions for the latest route. Our best bird was right at the start of the … Continue reading

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Tijuana Estuary Field Trip Results

Hi Good Friends, On Saturday December 21, twenty-two birders walked around the Tijuana Estuary and adjacent trails in Imperial Beach. It was a beautiful day, cool with overcast sky. Our birding group included visiting birders from New Hampshire and Germany. … Continue reading

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Batiquitos Lagoon Field Trip on Dec 14, 2019

This was a Palomar Audubon Society sponsored walk. The morning began overcast, cool and still, gradually warming up as we neared the end of our walk. We walked to the bench that provides a view of the golf pond , … Continue reading

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Palomar Audubon Bird Trip to Live Oak Park and Los Silguero’s

Mr. Weatherman threatened us, and I am sure scared many birders away completely. However, the weather, as it usually does, held for all allowing nineteen enthusiastic birders (including an excited and very knowledgeable ten year old named Luca) to have another successful … Continue reading

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eBird Report – San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Dec 1, 2019

Birders, It was another fun day at San Jacinto Wildlife Area. The weather cooperated and bits of sun shined on us. We had to hunt for the snipe but they’re always fun to finally see. And so was the Vermillion … Continue reading

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South Bay Salt Works Field Trip Report

Hi Friends, On Saturday morning November 23, thirty-three birders enjoyed a beautiful Fall morning at the South Bay Salt Works in National City.  I want to thank everybody who all arrived early and had no problem teaming up so we … Continue reading

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eBird Report – Lindo Lake , Nov 16, 2019

Good morning, all. Below is the eBird report of our trek through Lindo Lake last Saturday. Note that I’ve described the Yellow-crowned night heron that I saw shortly after we began our walk. To my knowledge, this is the first … Continue reading

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Lake Hodges East/Bernardo Bay Field Trip Report

We had clear sky and temperatures in the high eighties.  Twenty birders joined us for the walk.  The vegetation was very dry, and we did not see many birds until we got closer to the lake.  The most unusual sighting … Continue reading

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DALEY RANCH FIELD TRIP RESULTS

Hi Good Friends, This morning Saturday November 2, eleven friendly birders walked around Daley Ranch in Escondido. Excellent weather. Cool when we started and quite warm when we finished.  We found 37 bird species. Lots of Yellow-rumped Warblers and Bushtits. … Continue reading

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Trip Report – Whelan Lake Bird Sanctuary, Oct 26, 2019

Below is the complete listing of the birds we saw today at Whelan Lake: 57 was the final total. NOT BAD! This compares favorably to last year’s count of 54 at almost the same date. Despite a terribly hot day, … Continue reading

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