Category Archives: Bird Walks

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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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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Santee Lakes Field Trip Report

Hi Everybody, On Saturday morning March 2, nineteen enthusiastic birders braved the intermittent rain showers, and walked around Santee Lakes. We found 57 different bird species. There were lots of American Coots, Ruddy Ducks, Ring-necked Ducks, & Wood Ducks . … Continue reading

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San Joaquin Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary Field Trip Report

Hi Friends, On Saturday February 24, fifteen birders walked around the San Joaquin Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine CA. The weather was perfect, and we found 76 different bird species. We birded almost 4 hours. There were lots of … Continue reading

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Oak Hill Memorial Park Field Trip Results

Hi Good Friends, On Saturday February 17, thirty birders walked around Oak Hill Memorial Park in Escondido. The weather was very overcast and foggy, but we still managed to find 43 different bird species. Cemeteries are always good birding locations. … Continue reading

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Whelan Lake Bird Walk Report

It was a great day to bird Whelan Lake after a week of rain. The trails were a bit muddy, but 28 birders made it out to the lake. Thanks to the ever-watchful eyes of young birder, Justin H, we … Continue reading

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Guajome Bird Walk Trip Report

Diane and I had a bet as to how many members would show up today, given the Atmospheric River was on its way. I guessed a dozen .Diane guessed fifteen. Well, turned out there were twenty-three hearty souls prepared for … Continue reading

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Kit Carson Park Bird Walk Report

Hello Friends, On Saturday, January 27 what looked like 50 of us met at the parking area by Sand Lake, in Escondido California. The day was perfect,  Clear and bright with an unusual breeze that kicked up dust devils of … Continue reading

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Sweetwater River Trip Report for January 20th Walk

Friends, Under threat of rain, only 9 birders joined this walk.  It was overcast, but we were able to complete the walk before the rain started.  This was the lowest I have seen the water level in the river.  We … Continue reading

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Dos Picos/Rangeland Rd Trip Report

The day started out chilly and slow for birding, but picked up as it got warmer.  33 birders got 45 species at Dos Picos Park, highlighted by life looks at a Sora, as attached pictures show.  Moving on to Rangeland … Continue reading

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Dixon Lake Field Trip Results

Hi Everyone, On Saturday morning January 6, twenty-seven birders walked around Dixon Lake in Escondido. The weather was perfect for birding and we found 61 different bird species. Lots of American Coots, California Quail, Yellow-rumped Warblers, and Scaly-breasted Munia. At … Continue reading

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Santee Lakes Trip Report

Hi Good Friends, On Saturday morning December 23, fourteen birders met up at Santee Lakes. The weather was slightly on the cool side, but at least, there was no rain. We all enjoyed the morning walk, and we found 58 bird … Continue reading

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San Elijo Lagoon Trip Report

Today, about 40 enthusiastic birders enjoyed beautiful weather and lots of nice birds. We went west on the trail from Rios Ave., crossed under the highway and got nice looks at shorebirds and ducks before turning back west, onto the … Continue reading

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Palomar Audubon Society is sponsoring a field trip during the 2024 San Diego Bird Festival

As part of our Palomar Audubon Society fund raising efforts, several of our PAS members will be leading a day-long field trip during the San Diego Bird Festival. The PAS leaders are Steve Ellis, Richard Cuthbertson, & Denise Riddle. The … Continue reading

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