2016 Cuyamaca Field Trip Results

Under bright blue skies, about 20 birders had the blues today, with 5 species of birds with blue feathers, highlighted by a great sighting of a bright male Indigo Bunting. Things were humming as well with 6 hummers sighted. 55 species total, a good number for the mountains.  Wild Turkey (seen on the way out of the park)

California Quail
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
White-tailed Kite
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Band-tailed Pigeon
Anna’s Hummingbird
Costa’s Hummingbird
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Calliope Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Allen’s Hummingbird
Acorn Woodpecker
Nuttal’s Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpercker
Northern Flicker
Western Wood-Pewee
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Pacific Slope Flycatcher
Black Phoebe
Western Kingbird
Cassin’s Kingbird
Steller’s Jay
Western Scrub-Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Violet-green Swallow
Mountain Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
House Wren
Western Bluebird
American Robin
California Thrasher
Orange-crowned Warbler
Spotted Towhee
California Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Black-chinned Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Black-headed Grosbeak
Lazuli Bunting
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Bullock’s Oriole
Purple Finch
House Finch
Lesser Goldfinch
Lawrence’s Goldfinch

Trip Leader: Hal Benham

Hey all,
I looked at Alex’s photo and the Indigo Bunting appears to be a hybrid. Sorry for the let down. Indigo Buntings should not have white at the bottom of the belly.
Max Leibowitz

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