Cuyamaca State Park Trip Report

Saturday, June 20th, was a lovely, but warm day in the mountains. 20 birders got good looks at some of the mountain birds that we don’t regularly see, including a Black-chinned Sparrow. We had 46 species of birds in all. Afterwards, we enjoyed lunch together on the picnic tables under the shade trees.

Here is the list of what we saw:
Turkey Vulture
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Band-tailed Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Anna’s Hummingbird
Rufous/Allen’s Hummingbird
Hummingbird sp (calliope?)
Acorn Woodpecker
Nuttall’s Woodpercker
Northern Flicker
Western Wood-Pewee
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Pacific-Slope Flycatcher
Western Kingbird
Steller’s Jay
Western Scrub-Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Violet-green Swallow
Mountain Chickadee
Oak Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch
House Wren
Western Bluebird
European Starling
Spotted Towhee
California Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Black-chinned Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Black-headed Grosbeak
Lazuli Bunting
Brown-headed Cowbird
Bullock’s Oriole
Hooded Oriole
Purple Finch
House Finch
Lesser Goldfinch
Lawrence’s Goldfinch

Trip Leader: Hal Benham

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