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April 2019

Spring Birding Class Starts

April 16 @ 6:30 pm

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 will be integrated for beginners taking both classes. There will be three Saturday field trips, April 27th, May11thand May 28th. Classes will start at 6:30 Pm and run for 90 minutes. They will be held at the Glassman Recreational Center…

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Wilderness Gardens Preserve Field Trip

April 20 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Wilderness Gardens Preserve, 14209 Hwy 76
Pala, CA 92059 United States
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(Thomas Guide:  409-E6 / GPS: 33.346322,-117.023846) Rating: Moderate (Mostly dirt trails, parts rocky) Directions: This small wilderness area represents a fine example of oak woodland habitat. Meet in the Wilderness Gardens parking lot, which is about 10 miles east of I-15 on Hwy.76, on the south side of the highway. Look for the “Wilderness Gardens Preserve” sign. Parking fee required, but free with senior County pass.  Porta Pottie by parking lot. Bring a lunch for an after-birding picnic. Expect warm…

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Char Glacy “Hungary & Romania: Some Of The Best Birding Spots In Eastern Europe”

April 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Remington Club II, 16916 Hierba Drive
Rancho Bernardo, CA 92128 United States
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Please join us for our interesting monthly program and refreshments.  There is a social period beginning at 6:30 pm  with the meeting and program getting under way promptly at 7:00 pm. Local birder and long-tme PAS member, Char Glacy, recently spent three weeks birding in Eastern Europe.This presentation will share information on some of the best birding sites in Romania and Hungary including the reed beds, canals, and lagoons of the Danube Delta, the second largest river delta in Europe.…

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Big Morongo Canyon Preserve Field Trip

April 27 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, 10967 Covington Drive
Morongo Valley, CA 92256 United States
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(Thomas Guide:((SB 616-J5) / GPS:  34.050398, -116.570646) Rating: Easy (Flat boardwalk) This is a Day Trip or an Alternate Saturday/Sunday Outing Day Trip to Big Morongo: 8:30 am Saturday, April 27, 2019: Big Morongo Canyon Preserve is always a spring hotspot and a favorite PAS field trip.  In the caretaker’s yard, several hummingbird and seed feeders attract many bird species for your enjoyment. Birds often found here are Western and Summer Tanagers, Vermilion Flycatchers, Yellow-breasted Chat, and several other more…

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May 2019

Board of Directors Meeting

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Remington Club II, 16916 Hierba Drive
Rancho Bernardo, CA 92128 United States
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PAS Members are welcome to attend.

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Daley Ranch Field Trip

May 4 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Daley Ranch, 2253 La Honda Dr
Escondido, CA 92027 United States
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(NOTE: New earlier Spring/Summer Start Time) (Thomas Guide:(1110-C3) / GPS:  33.166138,-117.052495) Rating: Moderate to Difficult (steep hill, uneven dirt trails, paved walkways) 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 on La Honda Drive. Continue north toward Dixon Lake and on to the free Daley Ranch parking area on your left.  Meet at the trailhead kiosk. Note: Senior Citizens (over 60) can park…

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Lindo Lakes Field Trip

May 11 @ 8:00 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 east to Mission Gorge Rd. Turn left and continue east to Woodside Ave.  Go under the Hwy 67 overpass staying on Woodside Ave (into Lakeside) to end at the Lindo Lake County Park. From San Diego, take I-8 east to Hwy 67 north, and take the Riverford Rd. exit. After exiting, turn left on Woodside Ave…

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Kit Carson Park Bird Walk

May 18 @ 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. Restrooms…

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Rustom Jamadar “Birds of the Himalayan foothills”

May 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Remington Club II, 16916 Hierba Drive
Rancho Bernardo, CA 92128 United States
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Please join us for our interesting monthly program and refreshments.  There is a social period beginning at 6:30 pm  with the meeting and program getting under way promptly at 7:00 pm. PAS member Rustom Jamadar, has been traveling to India each year for the past three years and going birding in different regions. In February 2018, he birded Northern India in the foothills of the Himalayas, where one encounters birds very different from the ones found in the plains. This…

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Sweetwater River Gorge Field Trip

May 25 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Sweetwater River Gorge, 11979 Singer Ln
Spring Valley, CA 91978 United States
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(Thomas Guide: 1271-J6 / GPS: 32.734503, -116.941048) Rating: Moderate to Difficult (uneven dirt trails) This area is a rich stream habitat surrounded by native chaparral and sage scrub. Directions: From I-5, I-805, or I-15, take Hwy. 94 east; stay on Hwy. 94 as it becomes Campo Road, then turn right on Singer Lane, and then an immediate left onto the dirt parking area near the old steel bridge. There are no restrooms or drinking water available, so plan accordingly. Expect warm weather. It's…

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June 2019

Wm Heise County Park/Santa Ysabel Mission Field Trip

June 1 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wm Heise County Park, 4945 Heise Park Road
Julian, CA 92036 United States
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(Thomas Guide:  1156-C5 / GPS: 33.040154, -116.593526) Rating: Moderate to Hard (roads, dirt trails, parts rocky, parts steep incline) Directions: From Escondido take Hwy 78 east (from San Diego take Hwy 67 east) to Ramona, then Hwy 78 toward Julian, past Santa Ysabel.  After the town of Wynola, start looking for the sign on your right for William Heise County Park (1 mile west of Julian). Turn right on Pine Hill Road and drive south for 2 miles to Frisius Road.…

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Board of Directors Meeting

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Remington Club II, 16916 Hierba Drive
Rancho Bernardo, CA 92128 United States
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Agua Dulce Creek Field Trip

June 8 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Agua Dulce Creek, Wooded Hill Road
Mount Laguna, CA 91948 United States
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(Thomas Guide:  430-B5 / GPS: 32.853641, -116.435702) Rating: Moderate to Hard (dirt trails, parts rocky, parts some incline, cross a stream) Directions: We will meet at the old parking area for Agua Dulce Creek Group camp. Driving east on I-8, and after Pine Valley, look for signs indicating the Sunrise Highway Exit and Laguna Mountain Recreation Area.  Go north on Sunrise Hwy. (S-1) approx. 8 miles to Wooded Hill Road, the first road on the left and directly across the road…

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PAS Annual Picnic

June 9 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Picnic, 15946 Cumberland Dr
Poway, CA 92064 United States
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Cuyamaca Rancho State Park Field Trip

June 15 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, 11261 Highway 79
Descanso, CA 91916 United States
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(Thomas Guide:  429- L3 / GPS: 32.95947,-116.57924) Rating: Moderate to Hard (roads, dirt trails, parts rocky, parts steep incline) Directions: From San Diego, take I-8 east and exit north on Hwy 79.  Continue approximately 12 miles to the Paso Pacacho Campground on the left.  From the 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 approximately 10 miles to the campground on the right where…

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