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Kit Carson Park Trip Report of May 14th Walk

It was a warm sunny day, getting up into the mid-eighties.  Twenty-two birders joined the walk.  The most interesting sighting was a Black-crown Night-heron trying to swallow a large ground squirrel.  The heron flew off before we were able to … Continue reading

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Daley Ranch Field Trip Report, May 7th, 2022

Yesterday, May 7th, sixteen birders enjoyed a hike through Daley Ranch. We started off with cool, overcast weather and a nice breeze kept the walk enjoyable even when the sun came out and it warmed up later in the morning. … Continue reading

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2022 SEDONA HUMMINGBIRD FESTIVAL

May 2022 Hummingbird Messenger Photo courtesy of Lisa Meyers Swanson – The Hummingbird Whisperer (male Broad-billed hummingbird) SEDONA HUMMINGBIRD FESTIVAL TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE! Festival dates: July 29, 30, and 31st, 2022 ___The time has finally come for you to … Continue reading

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Big Morongo Canyon Preserve Field Trip April 30, 2022

  Western Tanager by Don Hoechlin, 27 Apr 2022, Big Morongo Canyon Preserve   Saturday turned out to be the ideal day for birding at Big Morongo. Compared to other years, when the winds have been howling, our count was substantially larger … Continue reading

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Wilderness Gardens Preserve Field Trip Report 

  Hi Good Friends, On Saturday, April 23, fifteen birders walked around Wilderness Gardens Preserve at Pala. The weather was very pleasant for most of the hike, but as usual, it was quite warm when we finished. Everyone enjoyed the … Continue reading

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PAS Trip Report, Tijuana Valley, 4/9/2022

On 4/9/2022, twelve Palomar Audubon members and guests birded the Tijuana River Valley just north of the border. PAS member Steve Ellis graciously kept and shared the tally. Steve separately tallied the three spots we visited: Dairy Mart Ponds, the … Continue reading

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Old Mission Dam Field Trip Report – 4/2/22

Twenty-four birders took part in the walk on a overcast day in the low 60’s. Had a light drizzle at the end of the walk. Saw very few warblers or other migrant birds. Highlights included an Anna’s Hummingbird on a … Continue reading

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San Pasqual Valley Field Trip Results

Hi Friends, This morning Saturday March 26, twenty-four birders walked the San Pasqual Valley Agricultural Trail. The weather was overcast and foggy when we started, but quickly warmed up. and was quite hot when we finished. We saw a good … Continue reading

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March 19 Lake Hodges Trip Report

On Saturday, March 19, 26 birders enjoyed cool weather and calm conditions to find 57 species. The best bird was a Bullock’s Oriole, not seen by all, but expertly spotted by Steve Ellis. Also, nice view of a Belted Kingfisher. … Continue reading

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San Jacinto Wildlife Area Trip Report, Mar 12, 2022

  Hi, Birders, It was a sunny and warm day with no wind, per se. 19 birders make the trek. Snow capped nearby San Gorgonio and San Jacinto, part of the Transverse Ranges of So. Cal., provided a nice backdrop. … Continue reading

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Fallbrook Adventure to Live Oak Park & Los Jilgeros Nature Preserve on March 6, 2022

Sixteen Birders turned up in what was forecast to be a cold windy day. And for the most part, it was. Our results, however, were formidable producing 37 species at Los Jilgeros and 28 at Live Oak Park. The ecology … Continue reading

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Santee Lakes Field Trip Results

Hi Friends, On Saturday morning February 26, twenty-three birders walked around Santee Lakes. Excellent weather, and we found 60 bird species. As with previous field trips at Santee Lakes, we found lots of American Coots, Mallards, Canada Geese, Northern Shovelers, and … Continue reading

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San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary Field Trip – 2/19/22

  Hi Everyone,Yesterday morning, Saturday February 19, nineteen birders walked around San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine, where we found 74 bird species.The weather was perfect and everybody had a great time. Lots of water fowl and a good mix of … Continue reading

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Oak Hill Memorial Park Field Trip Results

Hi Birders, This morning February 12, thirty-six birders walked around Oak Hill Memorial Park in Escondido. The weather was warm but pleasant, as we managed to stay in the shade most of the time. Lots of old trees. We found … Continue reading

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30% discount on our forthcoming release of the All About Birds California

Princeton University Press is celebrating the Great Backyard Bird Count by offering Audubon members  a 30% discount on our forthcoming release of the All About Birds California edition by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. With an edition for every region in North America, … Continue reading

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Guajome Bird Walk, February 5, 2022

Welcome back birders!!!    Yesterday was the first official Palomar birding outing in two years. So good to see so many old faces and delightful to see several new ones as well. It was a fantastic day with 62 species … Continue reading

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Owl Pellets

Name:Janine Email:tominagaj9@gmail.com Message:Greetings,We’ve found some owl pellets at our house in Wildomar. We live at theend of the street next to a large open area so there are many birdsaround here. Hawks, road runners, ravens, or crows, (not sure). quail,humming … Continue reading

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Now Open: 2022 Audubon Photography Awards

The Audubon Photography Awards Are Back! The 2022 Audubon Photography Awards are now officially accepting submissions! Starting today until Wednesday, March 9 you can enter your best bird photos and videos for a chance to win.  For the second year, Audubon … Continue reading

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