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July 2018

Tecolote Canyon Park Field Trip

July 21 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Tecolote Canyon Park, 5180 Tecolote Road
San Diego, CA 92111 United States
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(Thomas Guide:  1268  F2 / GPS: 32.775182, -117.200680) Rating: Moderate (dirt trails) This is a great spot for finding both resident and migrating birds.  Rarities often show up here.  Expect warm weather. Directions: Depending on your starting location, travel to the I-5 freeway. From the I-5 in San Diego, exit east at the Seaworld Dr./Tecolote Rd. off-ramp – away from Mission Bay. Continue on Tecolote Rd. to the end and park at the visitor's center. Restrooms at Visitor Center. Photo:  Tecolote…

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Robb Field/San Diego River Floodway Bird Walk

July 28 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Robb Field Recreation Center, 2525 Bacon St,
San Diego, CA 92107 United States
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(Thomas Guide: 1267-J5 / GPS: 32.755448,-117.241741) Rating: Easy We will visit two locations along the San Diego River Floodway to look for early migrant and returning shorebirds, often still in breeding plumage, and post-breeding dispersal Elegant Terns. Directions: From North County, take Hwy. 163S to I-8W and drive toward Ocean Beach. Make a slight left at Sunset Cliffs Blvd. and then stay in the right lane. Turn right onto W. Point Loma Blvd. and then right at Bacon St. Drive…

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August 2018

Stonewall Mine & Cuyamaca Lake

August 4 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am

Julian (Thomas Guide:  1176-E6 / GPS: 32.959848, -116.579073)  Rating:  Moderate (dirt trails) We should see mountain birds as well as waterfowl at the lake. Directions: From San Diego, take I-8 east and exit north on Hwy 79. Continue north approx.15 miles along Hwy 79 to just north of the Paso Picacho Campground. From North County, take Hwy 78 (or Hwy 67) to Ramona, and then continue on Hwy 78 just past Julian, to Hwy 79. Take Hwy 79 south approx. 8…

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Santee Lakes Field Trip

August 11 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Santee Lakes Recreational Preserve, 9310 Fanita Parkway
Santee, CA 92071 United States
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(Thomas Guide:  1231-A5 / GPS: 32.846928,-117.00423) Rating:Easy to Moderate (Flat paved walkways and grass) Directions: From I-15 go east on Hwy 52. Exit at Mast Blvd. Continue east on Mast Blvd. to Fanita Parkway. Turn right and continue south to the entrance to Santee Lakes on your right. Car entry fee is $5. OR from Mast Blvd, turn left on Fanita Parkway, and continue north to Lake Canyon Dr. Turn right, park and walk in the open gate for FREE.…

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Dairy Mart Pond/Tijuana River Valley Field Trip

August 18 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Dairy Mart Pond, 2564 Dairy Mart Rd
San Diego, CA 92154 United States
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(Thomas Guide:  1350-D5 / GPS: 32.554229,-117.062579) Rating: Easy to Moderate (Mostly flat dirt trails and some paved walkways) Directions: From North County, take the I-15 south and merge with the I-5 south to the Dairy Mart Road Exit.  Turn right on Dairy Mart Rd. (south).  Continue a very short distance and meet at the dirt parking lot on your right just before the concrete bridge and next to the large “TJRV County Park” sign with the pond on the west…

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Kit Carson Park Bird Walk

August 25 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Kit Carson Park, 3333 Bear Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA 92025 United States
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(Thomas Guide: 1150-C1 / GPS: 33.080179,-117.060199) Rating: Easy (Level, paved walkways, dirt trail, and grass) Woodland, riparian, and open-area habitats will usually get us a nice list of resident birds. Directions: From I-15 in Escondido, exit east on Via Rancho Parkway (which becomes Bear Valley Parkway) and drive about 1 mile to the Park Road entrance on your left – at the fire station. Proceed on Park Road about ¾ mile to the Amphitheater parking lot on the right. Expect…

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September 2018

Penasquitos Canyon Preserve Bird Walk

September 1 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Penasquitos Canyon Preserve, Canyonside Park Driveway
San Diego, CA 92129 United States
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(Thomas Guide: 1189-C7 / GPS:  32.939917,-117.139108) Rating: Easy to Moderate (Level dirt trails) Expect warm weather.  Restrooms located at the start of walk at the Adobe Ranch House. Directions: We will meet at the Rancho de los Penasquitos Adobe Ranch House parking lot and explore trails through grasslands and riparian woodland. Take I-15 and exit at Mercy Road going west. Turn right onto Black Mountain Road and drive a short distance to Canyonside Park Drive (first stop light). Turn left…

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