Lake Murray Field Trip

Lake Murray Community Park 6320 Park Ridge Blvd, San Diego, CA

(Thomas Guide: 1250 E-6 / GPS: 32.790891,-117.046076) Rating: Easy to Moderate (Dirt & Paved city park trails) Directions: Take I-8 east to the Lake Murray Blvd. Exit and proceed 1 mile north (right turn) to Baltimore Drive. Turn left and … Continue reading

Tecolote Canyon Park Field Trip

Tecolote Canyon Park 5180 Tecolote Road, San Diego, CA

(Thomas Guide:  1268  F2 / GPS: 32.775182, -117.200680) Rating: Moderate (dirt trails) Please Note: Summer birding can be very warm. So be sure to bring sunscreen and sufficient water on walks. This is a great spot for finding both resident and … Continue reading

Robb Field/San Diego River Tidal Mud Flats Bird Walk

Robb Field Recreation Center 2525 Bacon St,, San Diego, CA

(Thomas Guide: 1267-J5 / GPS: 32.755448,-117.241741) Rating: Easy Please Note: Summer birding can be very warm. So be sure to bring sunscreen and sufficient water on walks. We will visit two locations along the San Diego River Floodway to look … Continue reading

Stonewall Mine & Cuyamaca Lake

Julian (Thomas Guide:  1176-E6 / GPS: 32.959848, -116.579073)  Rating:  Moderate (dirt trails) Please Note: Summer birding can be very warm. So be sure to bring sunscreen and sufficient water on walks. We should see mountain birds as well as waterfowl at … Continue reading

Penasquitos Canyon Preserve Bird Walk

Penasquitos Canyon Preserve Canyonside Park Driveway, San Diego, CA

(Thomas Guide: 1189-C7 / GPS:  32.939917,-117.139108) Rating: Easy to Moderate (Level dirt trails) Please Note: Summer birding can be very warm. So be sure to bring sunscreen and sufficient water on walks. warm weather.  Restrooms located at the start of … Continue reading

Kumeyaay Lake Bird Walk

Kumeyaay Lake 10500 Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego, CA

(Thomas Guide: 1230-G6 / GPS: 32.840023,-117.034222) Rating:Easy to Moderate (Flat dirt and paved walkways)  We will look for ducks, waterfowl, and riparian birds.  Can expect some fall migration birds. Expect warm weather. Directions: From North County, take I-15 south to … Continue reading

Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve & Huntington Central Park

Bolsa Chica 18332 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA

  (Thomas Guide: O.C. 857-C3 / GPS: 33.695584,-118.046917) Rating:Easy to Moderate (Flat dirt & paved walkways, grass) Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve is the largest coastal salt marsh preserve in the Los Angeles/Orange County metropolitan region. Its 300 acres are a … Continue reading

La Jolla Cove & Coastline Field Trip

La Jolla Shores 1309 Coast Walk Trail, La Jolla, CA

(Thomas Guide: 1227-E6 / GPS: 32.849166,-117.270358) Rating:Easy (paved walkways) We will be looking for shorebirds, gulls, and seabirds. Directions: From Highway 52 driving west exit at La Jolla Boulevard West (formerly Ardath Road). Continue on this road, which will merge … Continue reading

San Diego River Estuary & Famosa Slough Field Trip

Mission Bay Flood Control Channel Old Sea World Dr, San Diego, CA

(Thomas Guide: 1268-C4 / GPS: 32.761457,-117.214338) Rating:Easy (Flat paved walkways) We will be looking for migrating waterfowl and shorebirds in the channel and bay areas and then drive to Famosa Slough. Directions: Take I-15 south to I-8. Go west on … Continue reading

Lake Hodges East/Bernardo Bay Field Trip

Lake Hodges East/Bernardo Bay 18402 West Bernardo Drive, San Diego, CA

        Thomas Guide: 1150-A6 / GPS:  33.047235,-117.077696) Rating: Moderate (hills and uneven dirt trails) Directions: From I-15, exit west at Rancho Bernardo Road and turn right onto West Bernardo Drive going north. Proceed to the street marked … Continue reading

Tijuana Estuary & Slough

Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge 301 Caspian Way, Imperial Beach, CA

(Thomas Guide:  1349-F1 / GPS: 32.575333,-117.125695 ) Rating: Moderate (Paved, boardwalk, and dirt trails) Good location for Yellow-crowned Night-heron and Ridgway's Rail.  Bring scope if you have one. Directions: Travel south on I-5 from San Diego and exit west on Coronado … Continue reading

Lindo Lakes Field Trip

Lindo Lakes 12637 Lindo Lane, Lakeside, CA

(Thomas Guide: 1232-B3 / GPS: 32.856482, -116.918296) Rating: Easy to Moderate  (dirt trails, paved walkways) A great assortment of birds is always found here. Directions: From North County, take I-15 south to Hwy.52 then east to Hwy 67. Head north, … Continue reading

Live Oak County Park/Los Jilgueros Preserve

Live Oak County Park/Los Jilgueros Preserve 2746 Reche Road, Fallbrook, CA

A Fallbrook Adventure! (Thomas Guide: 1028- C5 / GPS: 33.362626, -117.206300) Rating: Easy Our target birds here are the Band-tailed Pigeons and Wood Ducks. Lewis's Woodpeckers have also been seen here at this time of the year. Directions: Take I-15 north to … Continue reading

San Elijo Lagoon Bird Walk

San Elijo Lagoon 899 N Rios Ave, Solana Beach, CA

(Thosmas Guide: 1167-E6 / GPS: 33.003535,-117.272469) Rating: Moderate (Dirt Trail, some hills) Bring a scope, if you have one.   This is a good spot to view wintering waterfowl and shorebirds. Directions: Take I-5 to Lomas Santa Fe Drive. Go west … Continue reading

Escondido Christmas Bird Count

Kit Carson Park 3333 Bear Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA

Please Note: This is a FRIDAY Field Trip! Palomar Audubon Society would like to extend an invitation to all birders to participate in the annual Escondido Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, December 28. The count circle incorporates mostly rural areas … Continue reading