Trip Report, Tecolote Canyon, 7/21/2018

Good morning, all.

Below is the trip report for last Saturday’s walk at Tecolote Canyon. We began with 9 stalwart souls, but lost several along the way because of the heat. At 10 AM, I declared the walk over—again, because of the heat.

Surprisingly, the most plentiful noteworthy bird for the day was the Cooper’s Hawk–both adult and young.

By the way, many thanks to Anitra Khaye, who accompanied us and added her exceptional expertise. Anitra leads the San Diego Audubon walks at the Canyon, and is a long-time member of a citizens’ committee responsible for advising the city on canyon affairs.

Tecolote Canyon Natural Park, San Diego, California, US Jul 21, 2018 8:05 AM – 9:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling 2.0 mile(s)

29 species (+1 other taxon)

Great Blue Heron 2
Cooper’s Hawk 5
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Eurasian Collared-Dove 3
Mourning Dove 1
Anna’s Hummingbird 10
Allen’s Hummingbird 4
Acorn Woodpecker 3
Nuttall’s Woodpecker 1
Amazona sp. 1
Pacific-slope Flycatcher 5 All heard
Black Phoebe 1
Say’s Phoebe 1
Cassin’s Kingbird 2
California Scrub-Jay 4
American Crow 2
Common Raven 1
crow/raven sp. 1
Cliff Swallow 9
California Gnatcatcher 3
Wrentit 2 Heard
California Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 5
Song Sparrow 1
California Towhee 3
Spotted Towhee 6 1 sighted, the rest calling.
Hooded Oriole 5 1 juvenile male
Great-tailed Grackle 1
House Finch 10
Lesser Goldfinch 4
House Sparrow 5
Scaly-breasted Munia 4

Leader: Jack Friery

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