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May 2019

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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PAS Members are welcome to attend.

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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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Lake Murray Field Trip

June 22 @ 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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Palomar Mountain Field Trip

June 29 @ 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 2019

Tijuana Estuary & 7th Street Bird Walk

July 6 @ 8:00 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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Guajome Regional Park Field Trip

July 13 @ 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) Please Note: Summer birding can be very warm. So be sure to bring sunscreen and sufficient water on walks. Directions: From Highway 78 in Oceanside, exit north on College Boulevard curving left and drive 4.4 miles to Highway 76.  Make a right turn 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…

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Tecolote Canyon Park Field Trip

July 20 @ 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) Please Note: Summer birding can be very warm. So be sure to bring sunscreen and sufficient water on walks. 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.…

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Robb Field/San Diego River Tidal Mud Flats Bird Walk

July 27 @ 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 Please Note: Summer birding can be very warm. So be sure to bring sunscreen and sufficient water on walks. 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…

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August 2019

Stonewall Mine & Cuyamaca Lake

August 3 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am

Julian (Thomas Guide:  1176-E6 / GPS: 32.959848, -116.579073)  Rating:  Moderate (dirt trails) Please Note: Summer birding can be very warm. So be sure to bring sunscreen and sufficient water on walks. 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…

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Santee Lakes Field Trip

August 10 @ 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) Please Note: Summer birding can be very warm. So be sure to bring sunscreen and sufficient water on walks. 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…

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Dairy Mart Pond/Tijuana River Valley Field Trip

August 17 @ 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) Please Note: Summer birding can be very warm. So be sure to bring sunscreen and sufficient water on walks. 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…

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