Category Archives: General Interest

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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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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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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U-T Article About San Diego Bird Festival

Flight school 2024 San Diego Bird Festival lands Feb. 21-25, with scores of activities including field trips, talks and tips for gardeners A great blue heron glides across the water. The San Diego Audubon Society’s annual festival offers birders a … Continue reading

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San Diego Bird Festival Camp Surfbird Scholarship

Camp Surfbird is a new, unique overnight camp experience specifically for youths ages 13-17 to enjoy the San Diego Bird Festival to the fullest. The 2024 San Diego Bird Festival will take place February 21-25. Working together, the San Diego … Continue reading

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SPRING BIRDING CLASSES – Classes Start March 13, Sign Up Today

SPRING BIRDING CLASSES Exciting Selection of Sessions Spanning All Birding Experience Levels Palomar Audubon Society is offering bird classes on nine (9) consecutive Wednesday evenings beginning March 13, 2024. The first three classes, (March 13, 20 & 27) are foundational, … 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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San Diego Bird Festival – February 21-25, 2024

The 2024 San Diego Bird Festival will be presented February 21-25, 2024. This year’s event will include several guest speakers from the world of birding, field trips covering San Diego County, (one of which will be sponsored by PAS), pelagic … Continue reading

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Olympic BirdFest 2024, Washington, April 11-14, 2024

Grab your binoculars and join the Olympic Peninsula BirdFest, at the newly expanded Dungeness River Nature Center (formerly the Dungeness River Audubon Center), Thurs.-Sun., April 11-14, 2024. Online registration opens January 1, 2024, at www.olympicbirdfest.org Discover the spectacular landscapes of … Continue reading

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Manu Biolodge Bird Volunteer Program Peru

We are a not-for-profit biological station and biolodge in southeast Peru, located where the Amazon meets the Andes, and we’d like to invite your members to help us with our mission to understand and protect the birds of one of … Continue reading

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Sign Up Now for PAS Trip to Morro Bay

PAS is travelling to Morro Bay January 18 to 21 to see a vast array of birds that are generally not all present on any single PAS outing. But to heck with birding, this quaint little seaside village can entertain … Continue reading

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TRIP REPORT: SE Arizona in August

by Dianne Benham If you thought Arizona would be too hot in August for enjoyable birding, you would be mistaken! Sixteen PAS members, in two separate groups, recently experienced this birding trip and found the adventure perfectly delightful! August is … Continue reading

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Big Morongo Canyon Preserve Update On The Work That Has Done Since Hilary’s Arrival

Hi, Birders, Many of you have birded Big Morongo Preserve and the surrounding areas and may be interested in this email from Kevin. Quite a lot of damage to the boardwalk and property and tons of clean up. There is … Continue reading

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Escondido Christmas Bird Count

Each year between December 14th and January 5th, thousands of birders and nature enthusiasts participate in one or more of the 2000+ Christmas Bird Counts held annually in the United States, Canada, and many other Western Hemisphere countries. This year … Continue reading

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Award Winning Young Photographer Joins PAS on August 12th Walk

Hi Everyone, For those of you who joined our field trip last Saturday, Aug 12, at Santee Lakes, I hope you will remember one attendee, Faith Barton. When I introduced her on the field trip, I mentioned that she had … Continue reading

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Rare San Diego Bird and a 13 Year Old Birder

Hi Good Friends, During and after Tropical Storm Hilary, birders were told to look for birds that may show up in unexpected locations. With the heavy rain, and strong wind, birds might be pushed eastward, and some seabirds might show up at some … Continue reading

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Buena Vista Audubon’s Endangered Species Day

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Results From Escondido Christmas Bird Count December 23, 2022

Below is a review from Ken Weaver our CBC compiler, summarizing thethe results of our recent Escondido Christmas Bird Count. Escondido Christmas Bird Count December 23, 2022 On December 23, eighty-five birders counted 157 different species of birds within theEscondido … Continue reading

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