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Kit Carson Park – Palomar Audubon Field Trip Report

Hello Friends,  On Saturday, May 18th, 35 of us met at Kit Carson Park to do one of our entertaining and fun field trips. At first we experienced May gray and the usual calamity of park users that inhabit a … Continue reading

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Lindo Lake Field Trip Report

Hi Birders, On Saturday May 11, twenty-seven birders walked around Lindo Lake in Lakeside. The weather was perfect for birding, and we found 47 different bird species. Lot’s of Rock Pigeons, Bushtits, and Mallards. (Only one American Coot was found!!). … Continue reading

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Trip Report: The Eastern Sierra, May 2-6, 2024

Trip Report: The Eastern Sierra, May 2-6, 2024 Trip Leader/Guide: Steve Ellis Trip Organizers: Dianne Benham, Hal Benham, Steve Ellis Wow! What an amazing trip! PAS did it again! Although we’ve lost count of just how many times we’ve done … Continue reading

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Daley Ranch Bird Walk Report

Hello bird enthusiasts, Today at Daley Ranch, there were fourteen participants willing to bird in damp, slightly foggy conditions. Parking was difficult with only about three spaces available at 7:00 AM! Our group persevered and picked up 45 species and … Continue reading

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Wilderness Gardens Preserve Field Trip Report

Hi Birders, On Saturday April 27, twenty-seven birders walked around Wilderness Gardens Preserve near Pala. The weather was very pleasant, but as in the past, it warmed up, and was quite hot when we finished. We found 46 different bird … Continue reading

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Announcing: PAS Adventures in Panama, 2025

  How would you like to see a Harpy Eagle? Darien is a stronghold for Harpy Eagles and holds Central America’s largest population of this rare and majestic bird. The Harpy Eagle is one of the largest raptors on earth, … Continue reading

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Trip Report for PAS Birding Tour of High Island, Texas

At the end of our 3 ½ day birding tour in High Island, Texas and surrounding areas, everyone agreed that it was one mighty fine adventure! Steve Gabbert arranged for local birder and photographer, Greg Lavaty, to guide us around … Continue reading

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Big Morongo Trip Report

Hello Friends, Linda and I just got home from Yucca Valley. We previewed Morongo preserve on the 19th and camped at Black Rock Canyon in Joshua Tree to allow us easy access to the preserve to do so. I did … Continue reading

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2024 PAS Teen Scholarship Award

Palomar Audubon Society has a multifaceted mission, including a community outreach program with several special initiatives. One of these initiatives is our teen scholarship program which PAS has sponsored since 2004.  This year we will provide a 100% scholarship award … Continue reading

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Earth Day Clean-Up Event at Lake Hodges – April 21, 2024

Organized by Friends of Lake Hodges and sponsored by ecoATM Date: April 21st Time: 9:30 am to 11:00 am Location: Lake Hodges Visitor Center Parking lot: 20102 Lake Drive, Escondido, CA 92101 Let’s come together to make a difference! In celebration of Earth … Continue reading

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They’re Back! How to Help Migratory Birds this Spring

WEBINAR: They’re Back! How to Help Migratory Birds this Spring WHEN: Thursday, April 25, 2024 4:00 PM –  5:00 PM ET WHERE: Zoom (link provided upon registration) Sign Up Here COST: Free! Spring has arrived in North America, and with it, billions of migratory … Continue reading

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Dairy Mart Pond Trip Report, April 13, 2024

On a cool, overcast day, approximately 28 birders found a total of 62 species at Dairy Mart Pond, Tijuana River Valley Ranger Station and the SD Bird and Butterfly Garden.  Highlights were four species of swallows, three species of vireos, … Continue reading

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Tijuana Slough Field Trip Report

Hello friends. On Sunday, April 6th, somewhere around 30 of us met to walk the Slough Peninsula and the McCoy trail at the Tijuana River Valley Regional Park. The cooperative ranger had the gate open for us so ample parking … Continue reading

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Sign Up Now for Arizona in August birding trip for 2024!

Hello Birding Friends! PAS is pleased to announce another Amazing Arizona in August birding trip for our members. The dates are August 15-19, 2024. The first and last days will be travel days, with three full days of birding on … Continue reading

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San Pasqual Agricultural Trail Field Trip Report

Hi Good Friends, On Saturday March 30, four birders walked a small portion of the San Pasqual Agricultural Trail. The brave birders besides myself, were Steve Ellis, Pat Ellis, & Dottie Marron. I think the low turnout of birders was … Continue reading

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Palomar Audubon Mission Trails Bird Walk Report

Today Palomar Audubon walked the Mission Trails Regional Park dam to grasslands trail. It was mostly cloudy with light breezes and temperatures in the high 50s to low 60s. Rain was forecasted, but we managed to complete our walk before the … Continue reading

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March 16, 2024 Palomar Audubon Society Field Trip to Batiquitos Lagoon

Hello Birding Friends, The Palomar Audubon Society had a successful field trip to Batiquitos Lagoon today.  We had 27 birders in the group and a beautiful sunny and cool morning on the trail.  The walk started with a Hooded Oriole … Continue reading

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San Jacinto Wildlife Area Trip Report

Hi, Birders, It was another great day at SJWA. The sun shone, around 50-69 degrees, snow covered the tops of San Gorgonio, San Jacinto and Mt. Baldy, no wind, and the mud wasn’t bad at all.  Many birds showed up, … Continue reading

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