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Trip Report – San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Nov 27, 2022

Hi, Birders, It was another great day at SJWA–good weather, fall colors, a bit of snow on the top of Mt. Gorgonio, convivial company and great birding and cookies. The highlight for most, if not all of us, was the … Continue reading

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Buena Vista Audubon Open House, Dec. 1 – Palomar Audubon Members Are Invited

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Tijuana Estuary/Imperial Beach Field Trip Report

  On Saturday November 19, eleven birders met up at the Tijuana EstuaryVisitor’s Center in Imperial Beach. The weather was outstanding. I thinkeverybody had a great time and at that location (Sports Park and theMcCoy Trail), and we found 41 … Continue reading

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East Lake Hodges Trip Report

We took a different trail on this walk due to the low water level on the lake due to the repair work on the dam.  We took the Piedras Pintadas Trail which is more wooded and quite scenic with some fall … Continue reading

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Daley Ranch Trip Report 

  14 birders met at Daley Ranch on a beautiful morning.  Best birds were probably the Golden Crowned Sparrow and 3 Northern Floickers.  Most of the usual culprits were seen but few raptors.  The bird dripper was working well but … Continue reading

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PAS Birding Trip to Morro Bay – 1/6/2023 to 1/9/2023

  The Palomar Audubon Society  Travel Committee is pleased to offer our members a birding trip to Morro Bay, California! We will depart San Diego on January 6th and return home January 9th.  The driving time is approximately 5 ½ … Continue reading

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Trip Report for San Diego River Estuary & Famosa Slough

  About 28 birders attended the first part of the walk along the south side of San Diego River Estuary.  The weather was cool and overcast at the start of the walk but warmed up and was another perfect day … Continue reading

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Whelan Lake Bird Sanctuary Trip Report – Oct 22, 2022

    Saturday, October 22, twenty-four birders headed out on the Whelan Lake Cattle Ranch looking for birds. Come 11:30, twenty of us returned (still looking for the missing four) having found 62 species. As one of our members, Goldilocks, … Continue reading

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La Jolla Field Trip Report

    Hello Everyone and thank you for joining Linda and I at our PAS birding excursion at La Jolla.  We saw most of the expected birds, Black Turnstones Spotted Sandpipers, Cormorants, Terns and Western Gulls. Might have been a … Continue reading

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Christmas Bird Count Update

UPDATE GOOD NEWS! After-birding picnic returns!   2022 ESCONDIDO CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2022 Each year between December 14th and January 5th, thousands of birders and nature enthusiasts participate in one or more of the 2000+ Christmas Bird … Continue reading

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New Palomar Audubon Society Discussion Group

Recently, Palomar Audubon Society has formed a new birding discussion group. This group will be used to publish our bird walk reports and other notifications for the Palomar Audubon Society. All of our old PAS discussion groups are discontinued. PLEASE … Continue reading

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Orange County Field Trip Results

    Hi Good Friends, On Saturday, October 8, twenty-three birders met up in Huntington Beachat 2 of Orange County’s famous birding hot-spots. Initially, we birdedBolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, and later we met up at the HuntingtonCentral Park for a … Continue reading

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San Elio Bird Walk

    On a cool, overcast day, just about perfect for birding, 27 birders explored San Elijo Lagoon finding a total of 55 species.  Favorite sightings included a Red-tailed Hawk catching and then enjoying a little bird for breakfast, a … Continue reading

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Kumeyaay Lake Field Trip Results

      Hi Everybody, On Saturday September 24, twelve birders walked around Kumeyaay Lake inSantee. The weather was quite warm, low-90’s, so the walk wasuncomfortable at times. We found 38 bird species. Lots of AmericanGoldfinches, House Finches, Anna’s Hummingbirds, … Continue reading

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Batiquitos Lagoon Trip Report

Hello Everyone and thanks to the 18 of us that were participants in our scheduled bird walk.  Batiquitos Lagoon can be challenging, but with 36 eyes looking at the multiple habitats we managed to accumulate a list that included 56 … Continue reading

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The annual BVAS Birdhouse and Nature Art Auction is returning Saturday, October 15!

Buena Vista Audubon’s annual fundraising event is looking for entries for our auction. We hope you will create and donate nature-inspired artwork to make it a successful event. Items can include birdhouses, bird feeders, bee houses, owl or bat boxes, sculptures, or … Continue reading

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Join Us for Free Presentation by Neil Solomon on His Journey to Grimsey Island, Iceland on September 22 @ 6:30 – 8 PM

Hi Everyone, Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s been three years since our last monthly PAS program.   Please join us for our next very interesting monthly program and refreshments. A JOURNEY TO GRIMSEY ISLAND, ICELAND – Neil Solomon September 22 … Continue reading

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Oak Hill Memorial Park Field Trip Report

  Hi Good Friends, On Saturday, September 10, nine birders walked around Oak Hill Memorial Park in Escondido. The weather was very humid with a few sprinkles at the start of the field trip. We found 30 bird species. There … Continue reading

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