South Bay Salt Works

South Bay Salt Works 1470 Bay Blvd, Chula Vista, CA

(Thomas Guide: 1330 F4 / GPS:  32.600916,-117.092546) Rating: Moderate (uneven dirt trails) Directions: From North County, take I-15 south to I-5 and exit at Palomar St. in National City. Go west a short distance and turn left on Bay Blvd. … Continue reading

Batiquitos Lagoon Bird Walk

Bataquitos Lagoon 7380 Gabbiano Lane, Carlsbad, CA

(Thomas Guide: 1127-A7 / GPS: 33.093537,-117.301308) Rating:Easy (Flat dirt walkways) We will look for waterfowl, shorebirds, and riparian birds. Directions: From I-5 in Carlsbad, exit east on Poinsettia Lane. Turn right on Batiquitos Drive, drive about ½ mile to Gabbiano … Continue reading

Escondido Christmas Bird Count

Kit Carson Park 3333 Bear Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA

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 near Escondido, Valley Center, and Ramona. Fantastic birding … Continue reading

Dixon Lake Field Trip

Dixon Lake 2256 La Honda Dr, Escondido, CA

(Thomas Guide:  1110-C3 / GPS: 33.166732, -117.052099 ) Rating: Moderate (Paved and dirt trails) Restrooms by Dixon Lake parking lot. Directions: From I-15 in Escondido, exit at El Norte Parkway and drive east approximately 3 miles. Look for the” Daley Ranch/Dixon … Continue reading

Sweetwater River/Bonita Field Trip

Sweetwater River/Bonita 3340 Plaza Bonita Rd, National City, CA

(Thomas Guide: 1310-C4 / GPS: '32° 39.450', -117° 4.136) Rating: Moderate (Paved trails, may need to cross street) The trail is above the creek which result in outstanding views of waterfowl. Directions: Take I-15 south to I-805 south and take … Continue reading

Dos Picos County Park & Rangeland Road Field Trip

Dos Picos County Park & Rangeland Road 17953 Dos Picos Park Rd 17953 Dos Picos Park Rd , Ramona, CA

(Thomas Guide: (1171-H5 / GPS: 32° 59.942', -116° 56.498') Rating: Moderate (hills and uneven dirt trails) Directions: From I-15 in Rancho Bernardo go east on Rancho Bernardo Road, which turns into Espola Road (S5), and continue to Poway Road (S4). … Continue reading

San Diego Bird Festival

For More Information No Palomar Audubon Scheduled Field Trip Marina Village Conference Center 1936 Quivira Way San Diego, California 92109

CANCELLED – Whelan Lake Bird Sanctuary Field Trip

Whelan Lake Bird Sanctuary 3650 North River Road, Oceanside, CA

(Thomas Guide:1066-F7/GPS:33.244789,-117.331083) Rating: Moderate (Uneven dirt paths) Directions: From Hwy 78 west, exit north on El Camino Real and continue to Douglas Drive. From I-5 north exit east on Hwy 76 and continue to the Douglas Drive exit. Take Douglas … Continue reading

Oak Hill Memorial Park Field Trip

Oak Hill Memorial Park 2640 Glenridge Rd, Escondido, CA

(Thomas Guide: 1130-F1/ GPS: 33.130552,-117.029384) Rating: Easy (Grass and paved roads) Restroom located outside office building. Directions: From I-15 exit east on Via Rancho Parkway, which becomes Bear Valley Parkway, and drive 5 miles north to Glen Ridge road at … Continue reading

San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary Field Trip

San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary 45 Riparian View, Irvine, CA

5 Riparian View, Irvine, CA 92612 (Thomas Guide to Orange County, page 859 J-7 / GPS: 33° 39.625', -117° 50.471')  Rating: Easy (Flat dirt trails) Directions: Take I-5 north to the San Diego Freeway I-405. Continue north on the I-405 … 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 Jacinto Wildlife Area Field Trip

San Jacinto Wildlife Area 17050 Davis Road, Lakeview, CA

(Thomas Guide: RC 749-B4 / GPS:  33.871171,-117.122016) Rating: Moderate (uneven dirt trails) We will follow the auto tour route and make several stops along the route. Lots of birds.  Always a PAS favorite! Bring a lunch for an after-walk picnic. … Continue reading

Lake Hodges Field Trip

Lake Hodges 20185 Lake Dr., Escondido, CA

(Thomas Guide:1149-E2/GPS:33.077942,-117.116072) Rating:Moderate (paved walkways and dirt trails) We should see waterfowl, shorebirds and a whole host of local residents birds. Directions: From I-15 in Escondido exit at Via Rancho Parkway and drive west to Lake Drive. Turn left and … Continue reading

San Pasqual Agricultural Trail Field Trip

San Pasqual Agricultural Trail 20407 Ysabel Creek Rd, Escondido, CA

(Thomas Guide: 1151-B1 / GPS: 33.077549, -116.987631) Rating: Moderate (dirt trails) We hope to see local residents, which include Cactus Wren, Greater Roadrunner, and a few raptors, possibly the Zone-tailed Hawk. Bring a lunch for an after-birding picnic.  Expect warm … Continue reading

Old Mission Dam Field Trip

Old Mission Dam 8302 Father Junipero Serra Trail, Santee, CA

(Thomas Guide: (1230-F6) / GPS:  32.839695, -117.041095) Rating: Moderate (uneven dirt trails) This should be prime time for spring migrants. Directions: Take Highway 52 east to the Mast Boulevard. exit in Santee. Turn north/east onto Mast Boulevard. and then right … Continue reading