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June 2017

Palomar Mountain Field Trip

June 24 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Palomar Mountain State Park, 19952 State Park Rd
Palomar, CA 92060 United States
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Rating: Moderate (uneven mountain trail, elevation climb) (Thomas Guide: 409-G7 / GPS:  33.341822,-116.901355) Directions: This field trip will start from the parking lot at Doane Pond. Leave the Escondido area before 7 a.m. From I-15, take Highway 76 east to Highway S6, north to Palomar Mountain. Or from Escondido, take Highway S6 to Palomar Mountain. At the mountaintop, at the S7 intersection stop sign, turn left and continue for 3 miles on State Park Rd. to the Palomar Mountain State Park…

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July 2017

Lake Murray Field Trip

July 1 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Lake Murray Community Park, 6320 Park Ridge Blvd
San Diego, CA 92119 United States
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(Thomas Guide: 1250 E-6 / GPS: 32.790891,-117.046076) Rating: Easy to Moderate (Dirt & Paved city park trails) Directions: Take I-8 east to the Lake Murray Blvd. Exit and proceed 1 mile north (right turn) to Baltimore Drive. Turn left and drive about 1 mile to Jackson Drive. Turn left again, proceed ¼ mile and make another left turn on Golfcrest Drive. Continue about 1 mile on Golfcrest Drive to the Mission Trails Regional Park entrance on the left. Meet in…

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Guajome Regional Park Field Trip

July 15 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Guajome Regional Park, 3003 Guajome Lake Rd
Oceanside, CA 92057 United States
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(Thomas Guide:  1067-D7 / GPS: 33.246225,-117.270774) Rating: Moderate (Grass and dirt trails) Directions: From Highway 78 in Oceanside, exit north on College Boulevard, and drive 4.4 miles north to Highway 76.Make a right turn on Hwy 76 and continue east about ½ mile to Lake Guajome Rd. Turn right (south) and drive up the hill past the park entrance. We usually convene on this road beyond the park entrance since we gather well before the park opens. Expect warm weather.…

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Tecolote Canyon Park Field Trip

July 22 @ 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:) 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 Canyon…

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Robb Field/San Diego River Floodway Bird Walk

July 29 @ 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 2017

Santee Lakes Field Trip

August 12 @ 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 19 @ 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 26 @ 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 2017

Penasquitos Canyon Preserve Bird Walk

September 2 @ 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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Oak Hill Memorial Park Field Trip

September 9 @ 8:00 am
Oak Hill Memorial Park, 2640 Glenridge Rd
Escondido, CA 92027 United States
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(Thomas Guide: 1130-F1/ GPS: 33.130552,-117.029384) Rating: Easy (Grass and paved roads) Expect warm weather.  Restroom located outside office building. Directions: From I-15 exit east on Via Rancho Parkway, which becomes Bear Valley Parkway, and drive 5 miles north to Glen Ridge road at Orange Glen High School. Turn right on Glen Ridge Road and proceed approximately 1 mile east to the cemetery gate. Turn left to parking area. Photos: Oak Hills Cemetary

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Bataquitos Lagoon Bird Walk

September 16 @ 8:00 am
Bataquitos Lagoon, 7380 Gabbiano Lane
Carlsbad, CA 92011 United States
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(Thomas Guide: 1127-A7 / GPS: 33.093537,-117.301308) Rating:Easy (Flat dirt walkways) We will look for waterfowl, shorebirds, and riparian birds.  Expect warm weather. Directions: From I-5 in Carlsbad, exit east on Poinsettia Lane. Turn right on Batiquitos Drive, drive about ½ mile to Gabbiano Lane, turn right and continue to the end. Photos: Bataquitos Lagoon Further Information on Location Here

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Kumeyaay Lake Bird Walk

September 23 @ 8:00 am
Kumeyaay Lake, 10500 Father Junipero Serra Trail
San Diego, CA 92119 United States
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(Thomas Guide: 1230-G6 / GPS: 32.840023,-117.034222) Rating:Easy to Moderate (Flat dirt and paved walkways)  We will look for ducks, waterfowl, and riparian birds.  Can expect some fall migration birds.  Expect warm weather. Directions: From North County, take I-15 south to CA-52 east. Take exit 13 (Mast Blvd.) and turn left on to Mast. Take the first right onto West Hills Pkwy. Take another right onto Mission Gorge Rd. and then make a very slight right onto Father Junipero Serra Trail.…

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Lake Hodges Field Trip

September 30 @ 8:00 am
Lake Hodges, 20185 Lake Dr.
Escondido, CA 92029 United States
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(Thomas Guide:1149-E2/GPS:33.077942,-117.116072) Rating:Moderate (paved walkways and dirt trails) We should see waterfowl, shorebirds and a whole host of local residents birds.  Expect warm weather. Directions: From I-15 in Escondido exit at Via Rancho Parkway and drive west to Lake Drive. Turn left and drive about ½-mile. Meet at Del Dios Park across the street from the Country Store. We will first bird around in the parking lot, then drive to the parking lot by the fishing pier.  After birding the…

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October 2017

Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve & Huntington Central Park

October 7 @ 8:00 am
Bolsa Chica, 18332 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach, CA 92648 United States
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(Thomas Guide: O.C. 857-C3 / GPS: 33.695584,-118.046917) Rating:Easy to Moderate (Flat dirt & paved walkways, grass) Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve is the largest coastal salt marsh preserve in the Los Angeles/Orange County metropolitan region. Its 300 acres are a vital oasis for resident shorebirds and millions of migrating birds traveling between the Arctic and South America along the Pacific Flyway. At Huntington Central Park we will see locals and possibly vagrant migrants. We will bird at the Reserve first and…

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La Jolla Coastline Field Trip

October 14 @ 8:00 am
La Jolla Shores, 1309 Coast Walk Trail
La Jolla, CA 92037 United States
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(Thomas Guide: 1227-E6 / GPS: 32.849166,-117.270358) Rating:Easy (paved walkways) We will be looking for shorebirds, gulls, and seabirds. Directions: From Highway 52 driving west exit at La Jolla Boulevard West (formerly Ardath Road). Continue on this road, which will merge with Torrey Pines Road for about ¾-mile, then turn right on Prospect. Continue on Prospect to Coast Boulevard. Meet in front of the Bridge Club and restrooms.   Parking is all along Coast Blvd and adjacent residential streets. Arrive extra…

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