Category Archives: General Interest

Escondido Christmas Bird Count Results

Eighty-six people participated in the Escondido Christmas bird count held on January 5. Twenty-five teams recorded 25,600 individual birds and 152 species (seven below our all-time high of 159). Twenty-two species were only recorded by a single team. All teams … Continue reading

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2019 PAS Scholarship Award

Palomar Audubon Society has a multifaceted mission, including a community outreach program with several special initiatives. One of these initiatives is our teen scholarship program. This year we will provide a 100% scholarship award for a week long educational summer … Continue reading

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Escondido Christmas Bird Count – Saturday, January 5, 2019

We welcome all members and friends of the Palomar Audubon Society to participate in the upcoming Escondido Christmas bird count which will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019.  The Escondido count circle also takes in the San Pasqual Valley and portions … Continue reading

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Whelan Lake: Caretaker Greg Stewart

Greg Stewart has now been the caretaker of Whelan Lake Preserve for over seven years. Prior to his coming, the place could only be described as a mess. It was a place that for some, because of the character and … Continue reading

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The 2018 Escondido Christmas Bird Count

Each year between December 14th and January 5th, thousands of birders and nature enthusiastics participate in one or more of the 2000+ Christmas Bird Counts held annually in the United States, Canada, and many other Western Hemisphere countries. This year … Continue reading

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Scholarships available for youth workshop in August

Bird banding demonstration at the August 2016 youth workshop. Photo by Marilú López Fretts. Full Scholarships for Youth and Chaperones to Attend Workshop at Cornell Lab Thanks to the Thomas Cade Fund, Celebrate Urban Birds will provide full scholarships for urban youth living … Continue reading

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Habitat Network Newsletter: May 2018

The days are long, the garden-chore list is longer… Seeking stories of Homeowner Associations (HOAs) & landscaping initiatives. Email us: help@habitat.network Moss Gardens Cathy Burk, a Habitat Network citizen scientist, has been experimenting with creating moss gardens for several years. … Continue reading

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Election Time Again!

Our nominating committee has done its job by presenting our membership with a slate of Officers and Board Members to be voted on at our next General Meeting on Thursday, May 24. The PAS membership must now do its work … Continue reading

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SPRING BIRD CLASSES

Palomar Audubon Society is again offering bird classes on consecutive Tuesday evenings beginning Tuesday April 24th. The first three classes will be for beginners and the last three (starting Tuesday May 15th) will be for intermediate birders. The classes will … Continue reading

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Birding and Drawing to Pathways of Observation

Hello!   Join Stacey Vigallon, LA Audubon’s Director of Environmental Education, for a day at the garden exploring the connections between drawing and birding and learning how both activities can enhance your observation skills. Ms. Vigallon will demystify the drawing … Continue reading

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Escondido Christmas Bird Count Highlights

The Escondido CBC, sponsored by the Palomar Audubon Society, also includes the San Pasqual and Pamo valleys and portions of Valley Center, Ramona, and Poway.  Here are some highlights from the count held on Saturday, December 30.  Some omissions are likely as several … Continue reading

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Birds of Joshua Tree National Park

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Salton Sea Trip – January 26 – 28

Come join Palomar Audubon Society as we bird the Salton Sea and areas around the Sea and Imperial Valley January 26th-28th, 2018. Our trip two years ago was very successful and we are looking forward to another “birdie weekend”. Our trip will … Continue reading

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ESCONDIDO CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30th 2017

Each year between December 14th and January 5th, thousands of birders and nature enthusiasts participate in one or more of the 2000+ Christmas Bird Counts held annually in the United States, Canada, and many other Western Hemisphere countries. This year will mark the 118th year … Continue reading

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Golden Eagle Lecture & Field Class on November 10-11

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Birds in Art 2017

The source of limitless creative inspiration, birds connect us to the rhythms of life. Their migrations mark the shifting seasons, their music heralds each dawn, and their shoreline searches highlight the ebb and flow of the tide. Avian art resonates … Continue reading

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Western Field Ornithologists Youth Scholarships

Western Field Ornithologists is pleased to announce the availability of a youth scholarship for the WFO 2017 Conference to be held in Pueblo, CO. on August 16-20, 2017. The scholarship is open to youths between the ages of 12 and … Continue reading

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SPRING BIRD CLASSES

Palomar Audubon Society is again offering bird classes on consecutive Tuesday evenings beginning March 14, 2017. The first three classes will be for beginners and the last three (starting April 4) will be for intermediate birders. The classes will be … Continue reading

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