Category Archives: Bird Walks

Stonewall Mine Report Trip Report For August 6th Walk

  The day started pleasant and warmed considerably as the morning progressed.  18 birders encountered over 46 species, highlighted by nice views of a posing turkey vulture and a western wood peewee.  Cute baby coots as well! Check out the … Continue reading

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Robb Field – San Diego River Mudflats & Famosa Slough Trip Report For July 30th Walk

  A beautiful day that makes you appreciate living in San Diego.  A large amount of the mudflats was exposed.  It was low tide and I’m sure our drought impacted the river flow.    At least 27 birders joined the walk.  … Continue reading

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Palomar Audubon Field Trip Report, Tecolote Canyon, 7/23/2022

  Hello, all. Approximately 20 intrepid birders visited Tecolote Canyon on Saturday, 7/23 for our regularly scheduled Palomar Audubon field trip. Fortunately, the weather was overcast and tolerable for most of the morning. As we were returning to the starting point, … Continue reading

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Tijuana Slough and Estuarine Reserve Trip Report

  Today, July 16, 2022 was our PAS walk at the Tijuana Slough and Estuarine Reserve.  The day started out pleasant, relatively no wind, clouds blocked the sun and some fog could be seen in the distance.  16 of us … Continue reading

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Lake Murray Field Trip Report

                    Hi Friends, On Saturday July 2, nineteen birders met up at Lake Murray in San Diego. The weather was warm but a cool breeze made for a very comfortable walk … 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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Cuyamaca Paso SP Picacho Campground Field Trip Results

  Hi Good Friends,On Saturday June 11, ten birders walked around Cuyamaca SP Paso Picacho Campground where we found 44 bird species.The weather was very hot and we had to put up with a lot of flying insects. We found … Continue reading

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Wm. Heise County Park & Santa Ysabel Mission Field Trip Report

  Hi Friends,On a beautiful Saturday morning June 4, fifteen birders met up in 2 separate areas near Julian. We birded Wm. Heise County Park and then met up for a picnic lunch and birded the nearby Santa Ysabel Mission. … Continue reading

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Sweetwater River Gorge Trip Report of May 28th Walk

  It was a gray overcast day, but very pleasant for walking.  At least 25 birders joined the walk.  Heard many Yellow-breasted Chats and saw a few.  Seems this is a bumper year for them.  Be sure to check out … 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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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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