Category Archives: Bird Walks

eBird Report – Dairy Mart Rd. and Bird & Butterfly Garden

Hello, all. Below is the tally from yesterday’s jaunt through Dairy Mart and the Bird & Butterfly Garden.  You’ll note that there are some late additions. Gail DeLalla tarried at the Bird & Butterfly Garden after we left, and had … Continue reading

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Old Mission Dam Trip Report

The weather was partly cloudy with slight breeze. Everything was very green from recent rain, but many of the trees look like their tops had been cut. Had a rare sighting of a Townsend’s Solitaire, which was a life bird … Continue reading

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San Pasqual Valley Field Trip Results

Hi Friends,  Twenty-two birders walked the San Pasqual Agriculture Trail on Saturday March 30, and found 45 bird species. Fantastic weather. Lots a fun! Best bird of the day was the sub-adult Bald Eagle which remained perched on a utility … Continue reading

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IIdyllwild Adventure Tour Trip Report

17 birders, in 7 cars, traveled to 6 locations to see 56 bird species. Steve Ellis did a great job of keeping the group together and leading to the various destinations. These were: Aguanga (12 species), .the Kwikset Meadow in … Continue reading

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Hodges Trip Report – 3-16-2019

35+ birders enjoyed a very pleasant day at Lake Hodges.  We found 54 species including 2 active bushtit nests!  Here is the list:   Mallard American Wigeon Mallard California quail Eared Grebe Western grebe Clark’s grebe American White Pelican Double … Continue reading

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San Jacinto Field Trip

Saturday, March 9 we had 10 participants make the trip to the San Jacinto Wildlife Preserve. We spotted 39 species even though only half the preserve was open due to muddy conditions. GadwallMallardCinnamon TealGreen-winged TealNorthern ShovelerBuffleheadRuddy DuckEared GrebeAmerican White PelicanGreat … Continue reading

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Santee Lakes Field Trip

On a bright sunny Saturday morning, February 23, we had 25 birders and spotted 54 species. Cackling Gooses Canada Goose Wood Duck American Widgeon Mallard Cinnamon Teal Northern Shoveler Green-winged Teal Ring-necked Dove Bufflehead Ruddy Duck Pied-billed Grebe Double-crested Cormorant … Continue reading

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San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary Field Trip Results

Hi Friends, On Saturday January 16, sixteen birders enjoyed a beautiful fun day at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine. We found 61 bird species. Lots of Yellow-rumped Warblers, ducks, and both Gnatcatchers. Good looks at the Ospreys and Hooded … Continue reading

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Guajome Field Trip

Twenty-four souls decided early this morning that the weather would not be too bad for a birdwalk, and they were right. We were joined by two visitors: one from New Jersey and the other from Virginia. Despite a couple of … Continue reading

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Eastern Sierra/Owens Valley Field Trip LIMITED SIGN-UP

From May 3rd to May 7th, Hal Benham and Steve Ellis will be facilitating a field trip to view Sierra Nevada birdlife featuring the Sage Grouse mating ritual at their lek near Crowley Lake.  May 3rd will be a travel … Continue reading

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Oak Hill Memorial Park Field Trip Results

Hi Friends, On Saturday February 2, seventeen birders walked around Oak Hill Memorial Park in Escondido. The weather was cool and we managed to complete the field trip before the rain showed up. The bird activity was sparse and we … Continue reading

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Whelan Lake Bird Walk, today January 26. Total: 62 Species

A gorgeous day for birdwatching and forty other birders agreed, because that how many turned out. No, it was not just for the doughnuts and fruit. We identified 62 species. In addition a rock was spotted five miles away that … Continue reading

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Dos Picos/Rangeland Road Report

On a beautiful January 19th day, 42 birders walked around Dos Picos County Park and then traveled on to a blustery Rangeland Road and found a total of 53 species.  Here is the list:  Canada Goose Mallard Northern Shoveler Ring-necked … Continue reading

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Sweetwater River/Bonita Field Trip Results

Hi Everyone, On Saturday morning January 12, nine birders checked out the Sweetwater River near the Bonita Westfield Shopping Center. The weather cooperated and we were able to complete the walk with no rain. Because of the cloudy, cold weather, … Continue reading

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Escondido CBC Notes

Eighty people attended the the Escondido CBC held on January 5.  We recorded 149 or 150 species, a little below the previous ten-year average of 154.  Four species were noted that were recorded on fewer than ten previous counts.   … Continue reading

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Dixon Lake Field Trip Results

Hi Birders, On Saturday December 29, sixteen birders walked around Dixon Lake and we found 46 bird species. At the start of the walk it was very cold (~40 deg.) but warmed up slightly for a comfortable hike. I think … Continue reading

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Tijuana Estuary Field Trip Results

Hi Friends, On Saturday December 22, fifteen birders walked around the Tijuana Estuary National Wildlife Reserve. The weather was perfect, a crisp, clear winter day. We found 57 bird species. Probably, the best birds of the day were the Merlin, … Continue reading

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Batiquitos Lagoon Bird walk Saturday 12/15/18

Hi everyone, Sorry for the delayed posting of our results for Saturday’s Batiquitos Lagoon field trip yesterday. We had a cold start with a bright sky which quickly warmed up to a pleasant day.  The field trip started off with 26 … Continue reading

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