Category Archives: Bird Walks

PAS Cuyamaca bird walk 6/16/18

It was a cool, comfortable day for birding. 12 birders saw or heard 49 species. Highlights were the Indigo Bunting, nesting Bullock’s Orioles and calling Dusky Flycatcher. Wild Turkey (outside park) California Quail Turkey Vulture Bald Eaglle (Cuyamaca Lake) Red-shouldered … Continue reading

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Agua Dulce Creek trip Report, Jun 9, 2018

Birders, It was a beautiful day in the Lagunas, cool in the morning warming up later. I felt the numbers of species and counts were down. Flowers and bugs were were sparse , too. There was water in the creek. … Continue reading

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Arizona Trip – Sign Up Now!

Dear PAS Birding Friends, TRIP ANNOUNCEMENT:  We are putting together a trip to Southeast Arizona in August, which is the monsoon season, and sure to produce many “Arizona Specialties” for us!  The date will be August 10-13, with an option … Continue reading

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William Heise / Santa Ysabel Mission Trip Report

Twelve birders enjoyed sunny, warm weather with a slight breeze. Highlight was a Purple Finch. William Heise County Park: 34 Species Wild Turkey Turkey Vulture Red-shouldered Hawk Band-tailed Pigeon Mourning Dove Anna’s Hummingbird Acorn Woodpecker Nuttall’s Woodpecker Northern Flicker Western … Continue reading

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Field Trip Results — Sweetwater River Gorge

Hi Friends, On Saturday May 26, fourteen birders walked the Sweetwater River Gorge trail at Rancho San Diego. We found 34 bird species. The weather was very comfortable, cool and overcast. A fun walk for everybody! We saw five warbler … Continue reading

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Kit Carson Park Field Trip – May 19, 2018

Twenty birders took part in the walk on a cool and overcast day that made bird identification difficult.  We heard many Yellow-breasted Chats, but saw none.  The best sighting was of a family of House Wrens tending to their chicks in a … Continue reading

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Comment Received About Big Morongo Trip

Wish you all were closer! I’m 68 and a complete newbie. I started a few days ago after seeing THE BIG YEAR and the purchase of a few field guides (Peterson’s, Sibleys, and National Geographic). I was reading the Peterson’s in the waiting … Continue reading

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Lindo Lake Field Trip, 5/12/2018

Below is the report of the Palomar Audubon walk at Lindo Lake last Saturday. We spotted the perpetual Greater White-fronted Goose, plus a woodpecker that we couldn’t get consensus on—listed here as Woodpecker sp. 53 species (+2 other taxa) Greater … Continue reading

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Daley Ranch Field Trip

On Saturday May 5, we had 10 birders on a very hot morning. We spotted 43 species including a Hermit Warbler. Mallard Rudy Duck California Quail Great Egret Turkey Vulture Red-shouldered Hawk Red-tailed Hawk American Coot Mourning Dove Anna’s Hummingbird … Continue reading

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Big Morongo Weekend Trip Report

All in all, nineteen birders enjoyed portions or all of the Big Morongo Weekend. Of these, fifteen spent Friday night in Yucca Valley, and two came up for just the Saturday. We were pleased to have one gentleman from Hawaii and another from … Continue reading

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Wilderness Gardens Preserve — Field Trip Results

Hi Birders, Twenty-five birders walked around Wilderness Gardens Preserve this morning, Saturday April 21.  The weather was perfect for a fun day of birding, We found 52 bird species. The target bird at this location is always the Canyon Wren which … Continue reading

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Report – Dairy Mart Rd. Bird Walk, Apr 14, 2018

Below is the tally of the 71 bird species we spotted during our Palomar Audubon walk at Dairy Mart Ponds yesterday. Perhaps the most interesting bird was one we didn’t see.  We came upon a group of young birders who … Continue reading

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Old Mission Dam Field Trip Report

Good weather, sunny with a slight breeze and a beautiful park were enjoyed by 14 birders.  I noticed a sharp decrease in number of live trees and many have been topped.  No water in creek along Oak Trail.  Best sighting … Continue reading

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San Pasqual Valley Field Trip Results

Hi Friends, On Saturday March 31, twenty-six birders walked the Agricultural Trail with cool weather in the morning but ending up quite warm before noon. After the main walk, several of us birded the close-by San Diego Archaeological Center and the … Continue reading

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Whelan Lake Bird Count March 24, 2018

It was a fine Spring day for our Whelan Lake outing: cool in the morning especially with the breeze, but warmed up nicely as we progressed. We had an excellent turnout with 28 birders. Perhaps the coffee, juice, doughnuts and … Continue reading

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Lake Hodges Field Trip Report, March 17, 2018

19 birders braved about an hour of light drizzle to discover 57 species. Once the rain stopped and the sun poked through, it was a pleasant day. Here is the list: Mallard American Wigeon Cinnamon Teal California quail Western grebe … Continue reading

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San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary Report, Mar 10, 2018

Birders, The weather didn’t cooperate, a lot of the birds were quiet, the mud accumulation on our shoes was quite measurable, we all grew taller by two inches, but we did manage to find 56 species including the elusive American … Continue reading

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Santee Lakes Field Trip Report

On this rainy morning, March 3, 2018, we had 11 birders and found 58 species. Snow Goose Canada Goose Wood Duck Gadwall American Wigeon Mallard Cinnamon Teal Northern Shoveler Green-winged Teal Ring-necked Duck Lesser Scaup Bufflehead Ruddy Duck Pied-billed Grebe … Continue reading

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