Category Archives: Bird Walks

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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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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Lake Hodges Trip Report

Mary Jo, Leslie, Cindy, Jack, Rustom, Richard and Hal went birding at Lake Hodges on Saturday, March 14. Despite the threat of rain, we stayed dry until the very end when we were driven to the bird list table by … Continue reading

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eBird Report – San Jacinto Wildlife Area, Mar 7, 2020

Birders, It was another beautiful day at this very special wildlife area. We missed a lot of species but why we saw made up for it. Questions or comments, email me.   Happy Birding,   Sally San Jacinto Wildlife Area, … Continue reading

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eBird Report – Santee Lakes , Feb 22, 2020

Good morning, all. Below is a copy of our eBird report for yesterday’s (partially rained out) venture to Santee Lakes. Thanks to the 18 intrepid souls who braved the elements. (Please drop me an email if you want an eBird … Continue reading

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eBird Report – San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, Feb 15, 2020

Here is the list.  We had a group of 18 and had a good walk.  The list is below.San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, Orange, California, US Feb 15, 2020 8:28 AM – 11:53 AM Protocol: Traveling  1.45 mile(s) Checklist Comments:    … Continue reading

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Oak Hill Trip Report

Hello Everyone, This is from Gerry Baade On February 1, 2020 , twenty three of us met at Oak Hill Memorial Park to see what kinds of birds we could find. It was a beautiful clear day, warm and clear. … Continue reading

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Bird Count: 95 Species at Salton Sea, January 24 through 27

Over the weekend, twenty of us returned to one of the best birding sites in United States: Salton Sea. It continues to amaze and impress. Seeing the masses of Snow Geese at daybreak, as well as viewing several murmurs of … Continue reading

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2020 Dos Picos Bird Walk

On a beautiful January 18th day, 30 birders walked around Dos Picos County Park and Rangeland Road We found 61 species. Lots of Ferruginous Hawks, including one nice dark morph. Good views of bald eagles and a long distance shot … Continue reading

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Sweetwater River/Bonita Field Trip Results

Hi Friends, On Saturday January 11, twenty-three birders walked along the Sweetwater River trail west from the Bonita Plaza Shopping Center.  The weather was perfect, and aside from dodging the frequent bikers, we all had a great time. We found … Continue reading

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