Category Archives: Birds

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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PALOMAR AUDUBON 2022 & 2023 TRAVEL FIELD TRIPS

Our PAS Birding Trips/Travel Committee is up and running and we have some great trip ideas for you! Our PAS committee members, consisting of Dianne & Hal Benham, Steve Ellis, Steve Gabbert and Doug Walkley, held a recent meeting and … Continue reading

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Partially Leucistic Turkey Vulture

Hello All – These photos are of the partially leucistic Turkey Vulture that was perched in my yard the morning of July 24th. The location was at the intersection of Purer Road and Vista de la Cresta overlooking Lake Hodges … Continue reading

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Guajome Reginal Park Bird Walk, Saturday, July 9, 2022

  Today I led a group of 25 birders through Guajome Regional Park. By way of personalities, or my ability to lead, it was questionable as to whether I indeed did “lead” the group. Nonetheless we all managed to get … Continue reading

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Palomar Mountain SP Doane Pond Field Trip Report

Hi, Birders, After an absence of three years, eighteen birders ventured up the mountain. Quite a beautiful day. Not as hot or buggy as expected. Many eyes and ears found a total of 34 species. Missing were any hawks and … Continue reading

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Field Trip Results Agua Dulce Creek Laguna Mtns.

    Hi Good Friends,On Saturday June 18, eight birders met up at Agua Dulce Creek in the Laguna Mountains. It was a beautiful sunny morning with a nice cool breeze. We found 29 bird species. Lots of Acorn Woodpeckers, … Continue reading

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Member Looking to Buy Used Binoculars

Email:mtnkitty604-sellss@sbcglobal.net Subject:Looking for gently used good binos, Message:Greetings, I am in Carlsbad, and looking for some recent model gently used binoculars, 8-10 X 50 or so, prefer Nikon Monarchs but similar:  weatherproof, roof prism, coated lenses, all straps and strap … Continue reading

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Palomar Audubon Field Trip Report, Lindo Lake, 5/21/2022

  On Saturday, 5/21, 23 stouthearted birders toured Lindo Lake in Lakeside. A major construction project to one of the basins limited our normal birding range, but we still managed to tally 52 species (plus four other taxa) over a … 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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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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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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