Category Archives: Bird Walks

October 8, 2016 Bird Count at Whelan Lake with Palomar Audubon

Fall is coming slowly this year and so, it seems, the volume of migratory birds flying through is far from its peak. Nonetheless, our group of 20 enthusiastic, energetic and happy birders did manage to collect a tally of 63 … Continue reading

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Bolsa Chica / Huntington Central Park Trip Report

Birders, I am providing two separate lists from Saturday’s walk. Eight birders managed to make the long drive up north. A perfect day with a convivial group.  One of the highlights of the walk at Bolsa Chica was helping a … Continue reading

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Batiquitos Lagoon Trip Report

Hi Everyone, This morning, twenty-eight birders checked out Batiquitos Lagoon in Carlsbad. We found 50 bird species. Great looks at a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Belted Kingfisher, and a lone flyover American White Pelican. Perfect weather and here is our species list: … Continue reading

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OAK HILL MEMORIAL PARK RESULTS

HI Friends, Twenty-eight birders met up this morning at Oak Hill Memorial Park. This location is a regular winter (February) field trip. Today’s summer field trip was not very productive for finding the birds, but the weather was perfect for … Continue reading

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Kit Carson Park Trip Report

We had 26 birders and gray skies for most of the walk. Highlights included good views of a Bell’s Vireo and Scaly-breasted Munia building a nest. We saw the following 45 species: Gadwall Mallard Pied-billed Grebe Double-crested Cormorant Great Egret … Continue reading

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Dairy Mart & Bird & Butterfly Gardens Trip Report

22 birders enjoyed a overcast cooler day while finding 54 bird species. A smaller subset of birders than went to find three more for a total of 57. Highlights were a female Bulloch’s oriole, an early Ruby-crowned Kinglet and a … Continue reading

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Idyllwild Adventure Tour Trip Report

An army of twenty binocular clad soldiers scoured the higher elevations of Riverside country for alien, no avian, species. They were rewarded when come the end of the day 72 species had been tallied, including three White-headed woodpeckers. This is … Continue reading

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San Elijo Lagoon Field Trip Report

On a warm August morning approximately 30 birders worked the San Elijo Lagoon and the Visitors’ Center. Max L. birded the Center earlier. His birds are marked by *. Visitor Center birds that were added later are marked by **. … Continue reading

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Santee Lakes Trip Report

20 Birders attended the walk on Saturday, August 6 at Santee Lakes. We saw 41 species. Wood Duck Mallard Ring-necked Duck Ruddy Duck Pied-billed Grebe Brandt’s Comorant Great Blue Heron Great Egret Snowy Egret Green Heron Turkey Vulture Osprey Red-shouldered … Continue reading

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Robb Field / Famosa Slough Trip Report

18 birders attend the walk with pleasant weather. Many of the shorebirds were in breeding plumage, especially the Black-bellied Plovers. Pacific Golden-Plover was the highlight of the walk. Between the two locations, we saw 47 species. Robb Field – 38 … Continue reading

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Guajome County Park — Trip Report

Hi Friends, This morning, fifteen birders braved the heat and humidity at Guajome County Park in Oceanside. The birds were not very plentiful, and after 2 hours on the trail, we decided to call it a day.  We managed to … Continue reading

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Trip Report–Tecolote Canyon, July 16, 2016

Below is the eBird report of our excursion to Tecolote Canyon last Saturday. We had an unexpectedly high species count for a hot, muggy day in late July close to the coast. eBird Report – Tecolote Canyon Natural Park, Jul … Continue reading

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Tijuana Slough NWR Trip Report

Birders, It was a quiet day, warm, humid and hazy, but the birds we found and observed were well worth the effort. Life birds for some. Great looks at Ridgway’s Rail baby chicks (they are black and the size of … Continue reading

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Lake Murray Field Trip Results

Hi Friends, This morning, Saturday July 2, thirty birders walked around Lake Murray. Several new faces in the group. The weather was overcast which allowed us to have a very enjoyable hike.  We found 45 bird species – a good … Continue reading

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Agua Dulce Creek Trip Report

Hi, Birders, All in all it was a very nice day at Aqua Dulce and in the Lagunas, never getting too hot. A breeze and shade were welcome. The meadows and trails were adorned with flowers and butterflies, so always … Continue reading

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Palomar Mtn. Field Trip Results

Hi All, Today, Saturday June 18, nine birders checked out Palomar Mountain State Park. It wasn’t the heat that made the walk uncomfortable – it was actually pleasant weather – but all of the flying insects! In your face! We … Continue reading

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2016 Cuyamaca Field Trip Results

Under bright blue skies, about 20 birders had the blues today, with 5 species of birds with blue feathers, highlighted by a great sighting of a bright male Indigo Bunting. Things were humming as well with 6 hummers sighted. 55 … Continue reading

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William Heise Trip Report

Despite a High Heat Warning, most of the 20 birders completed the walk in good shape. The Heat Warning did make the leader much more insistent than normal to keep the group together to ensure no one had heat stroke. … Continue reading

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