Category Archives: Bird Walks

Lake Hodge (Bernardo Side) Trip Report

Had 27 birders join the walk, including about 9 veterans.  The sky was clear with temperatures in high 70’s.  It was one of our best days for seeing gnatcatchers and Rock Wrens.  For those that took photos, please send some to palomaraudubon@gmail.com that we can … Continue reading

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Daley Ranch Field Trip Results

Hi Everyone, This morning, Saturday November 4, ten birders hiked around Daley Ranch in the hills above Escondido. We had a very enjoyable walk with excellent weather and a really fun group of birders. We found 40 bird species. Besides … Continue reading

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San Diego River Trip Report

The day started out overcast and was sunny and warm later in the morning. 23 birders joined us for this walk. The highlight of the walk was outstanding view of a rare Tri-colored Heron actively feeding. It hunts with its … Continue reading

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Whelan Lake Birding Report

Saturday was a great day for birding. Our final tally was 72 species. Six more species than our 2014 record. It was clear all morning, starting off cool and ending up hot. We were blessed with about 20 white pelicans that made … Continue reading

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Trip Report: La Jolla Cove

Below is our eBird tally of the birds seen by 20 stalwart souls on the Palomar Audubon walk last Saturday. Perhaps the most exciting bird seen was a Black Oystercatcher, cracking open a mussel for breakfast. (Some might vote for … Continue reading

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Bolsa Chica Field Trip Report

Birders, Here is the report from the first leg of Saturday’s walk, a corrected report.  Highlights include the two Tricolored Herons seen interacting at one point and the numerous Reddish Egret.  Good views of the Light-footed Clapper Rails, too. It was … Continue reading

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Lake Kumeyaay Field Trip Results

Hi Everyone, On Saturday September 23, ten birders met up at Lake Kumeyaay for a really fun morning of birding. The weather was perfect. Overcast with a cool breeze. We found 38 bird species. Highlights included up-close views of several … Continue reading

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Batiquitos Lagoon, Trip Report

Hi, Birders, What was a quiet (bird-wise) and cool day turned exciting with an unexpected sighting of an adult Yellow-crowned Night Heron hanging near a couple of Black-crowned Night Herons and some long-legged waders. The tide was in so no … Continue reading

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Oak Hill Memorial Park Field Trip Results

Hi Friends, On Saturday morning September 9, nineteen birders enjoyed a slow-paced walk around Oak Hill Memorial Park. The weather was perfect with a cool breeze and the shade of the mature trees. A great location for easy summer birding. … Continue reading

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East Penasquitos Canyon Trip Report

Eight birders took part in the walk on the greatest statewide heat wave ever recorded in California.  It was 101 degrees at the end of the walk.  We did manage to see 31 species, including a close sighting of the elusive Wrentit. California … Continue reading

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KIT CARSON PARK FIELD TRIP RESULTS

Hi Friends, On Saturday August 26, twenty-one birders walked around Kit Carson Park and we found 41 bird species. The morning was overcast which made for a very comfortable hike. However, at the end the sun was out and it … Continue reading

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Dairy Mart Pond/Bird & Butterfly Gardens Trip Report

A heavy overcast, cool morning was enjoyed by 17 birders who tallied 53 species. Highlights incl 7 raptor species with the White tailed kite, Yellow-breasted chat, Ash-throated flycatcher and Hutton’s vireo. Thanks to Steve, Jack and Richard for many good … Continue reading

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Santee Lakes Field Trip Results

Hi Birders, We had a very enjoyable field trip today at Santee Lakes. Overcast most of the morning with a cool breeze. Fifteen birders found 45 bird species. I think there was a Great-tailed Grackle convention today — they were … Continue reading

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San Elijo Lagoon Trip Report 8/4/17

Approximately 20 birders searched vainly for avian life at San Elijo and Orilla Trail. At one point it was suggested that the leader should not be asked back due to lack of action. Here is the list of 36 species … Continue reading

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Robb Field / Famosa Slough Trip Report

A pleasant overcast day greeted 28 birders, including one form Arizona. The low tide enabled closer looks at the shorebirds. Many Black-bellied Plovers were still in breeding plumage other birds were still in transition to their basic plumage. Between Robb … Continue reading

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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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