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November 2017

San Jacinto Wildlife Area Field Trip

November 26 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
San Jacinto Wildlife Area, 17050 Davis Road
Lakeview, CA 92567 United States
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(Thomas Guide: RC 749-B4 / GPS:  33.871171,-117.122016) Rating: Moderate (uneven dirt trails) We will follow the auto tour route and make several stops along the route.  Always a PAS favorite! Bring a lunch for an after-walk picnic. Directions: NOTE: THIS A SUNDAY FIELD TRIP.  From San Diego County take I-15 north through Temecula and take the I-215. Continue north on the I-215.  Exit at the Ramona Expressway right (east).  Continue east to Lakeview (a small town) At the stoplight, turn left…

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December 2017

Lindo Lakes Field Trip

December 2 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Lindo Lakes, 12637 Lindo Lane
Lakeside, CA 92040 United States
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(Thomas Guide: 1232-B3 / GPS: 32.856482, -116.918296) Rating: Easy to Moderate  (dirt trails, paved walkways) Directions: From North County, take I-15 south to Hwy.52 then east to Hwy 67. Head north, and take the Winter Gardens Blvd. Exit. Turn left on Woodside Ave (into Lakeside) and continue northeast to the Lindo Lake County Park. Stay on Woodside a short distance, turn right on Chestnut St. which then becomes Lindo Lane. Park in the small parking lot on the left, next…

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San Elijo Lagoon Bird Walk

December 9 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
San Elijo Lagoon, 899 N Rios Ave
Solana Beach, CA 92075 United States
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(Thosmas Guide: 1167-E6 / GPS: 33.003535,-117.272469) Rating: Moderate (Dirt Trail, some hills) Bring a scope, if you have one.   This is a good spot to view wintering waterfowl and shorebirds. Directions: Take I-5 to Lomas Santa Fe Drive. Go west to North Rios Ave. Turn right (north) and go all the way to the end of North Rios Ave. Park and meet at the end of the street near the barricade. No restrooms.   Photos: San Elijo Lagoon Further Information…

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Live Oak County Park/Los Jilgueros Preserve

December 16 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Live Oak County Park/Los Jilgueros Preserve, 2746 Reche Road
Fallbrook, CA 92028 United States
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A Fallbrook Adventure! (Thomas Guide: 1028- C5 / GPS: 33.362626, -117.206300) Rating: Easy Our target birds here are the Band-tailed Pigeons and Wood Ducks. Lewis's Woodpeckers have also been seen here at this time of the year. A word of caution: several GPS models do not work well in the Fallbrook area. It is best to follow these instructions. After the walk at Los Jilgueros Preserve, a buffet lunch is being served two minutes away at the Walkley's.  Directions: Take I-15 north…

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Tijuana Estuary & 7th Street Bird Walk

December 23 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge, 301 Caspian Way
Imperial Beach, CA 91932 United States
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(Thomas Guide:  1349-F1 / GPS: 32.575333,-117.125695 ) Rating: Moderate (Paved, boardwalk, and dirt trails) Good location for Yellow-crowned Night-heron and Ridgway's Rail.  Bring scope if you have one. Directions: Travel south on I-5 from San Diego and exit west on Coronado Avenue, which becomes Imperial Beach Blvd. Turn left on 3rd Street to Caspian Way, turn left and then right to the Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center parking lot. Restrooms at Visitor Center, but none on the trails. Will bird around the…

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Escondido Christmas Bird Count

December 30 @ 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Kit Carson Park, 3333 Bear Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA 92025 United States
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Palomar Audubon Society would like to extend an invitation to all birders to participate in the annual Escondido Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, December 31st. The count circle incorporates mostly rural areas near Escondido, Valley Center, and Ramona. Fantastic birding skills are not a requirement – an extra pair of eyes is always helpful. The after-birding compilation meeting will be held in the early afternoon at Kit Carson Park’s covered picnic shelter. The highlight of the day will be the…

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January 2018

Dixon Lake Field Trip

January 6, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dixon Lake, 2256 La Honda Dr
Escondido, CA 92027 United States
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(Thomas Guide:  1110-C3 / GPS: 33.166732, -117.052099 ) Rating: Moderate (Paved and dirt trails) Restrooms by Dixon Lake parking lot. Directions: From I-15 in Escondido, exit at El Norte Parkway and drive east approximately 3 miles. Look for the” Daley Ranch/Dixon Lake” signs and turn left (north) on La Honda Drive. Drive up the hill to the free parking area on your left at the end of the road. Meet at the east end of the parking lot, near the kiosk,…

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Snow Goose Festival

January 24, 2018 @ 8:00 am - January 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE! January 24-28, 2018 This action-packed 5-day event celebrates the remarkable journey of millions of waterfowl and raptors along the Pacific Flyway that call the Northern Sacramento Valley their home during the winter months. Jon L. Dunn, Author of "National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America" Wil Be the Keynote Speaker Chief consultant and author of all seven editions of the National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, and a birding tour leader for over 30…

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