On Saturday morning November 23, thirty-three birders enjoyed a beautiful Fall morning at the South Bay Salt Works in National City. I want to thank everybody who all arrived early and had no problem teaming up so we were able to caravan out on the dikes the with just 9 vehicles.
We found 58 bird species. Lots of Eared Grebes, Brant, American Wigeon, Bufflehead, and Western Sandpipers. Probably the most talked about bird was the American Flamingo. This bird (which is most likely an escapee) is an annual visitor to the South Bay wetlands. The bird was seen at a long distance below Silver Strand Blvd., requiring a scope to locate.
Here is our list of bird species:
American White Pelican
JIM BECKMAN PAS trip leader, Many thanks to FWS Ranger Debbie Good who arranged access to the property, and of course, showed us the way.