Category Archives: PAS Notices

Wilderness Gardens Preserve Field Trip Results

Hi Everyone, On Saturday April 20, twenty-three birders walked around beautiful Wilderness Gardens Preserve and we found 52 bird species. It was a relatively cool overcast morning compared to the frequent hot weather walks in past years at this location. … Continue reading

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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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Tree Care for Birds eNews

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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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BIRDING THE TEXAS RIO GRANDE VALLEY by Richard Fowler

Flying into McAllen, Texas in early March, eleven friends of Palomar Audubon had high expectations for life birds. After meeting Mary Gustafson, our guide, we were off for some evening birding in McAllen. Our first target was the Green Parakeet, … 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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PAS FIFTH ANNUAL BIRD CLASS

Palomar Audubon Society is again offering bird classes on consecutive Tuesday evenings beginning Tuesday April 16, 2019. The first three classes will be for beginners and the last three (starting Tuesday May 7th) will be for intermediate birders. The classes … 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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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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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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