Batiquitos Lagoon Bird Walk

Bataquitos Lagoon 7380 Gabbiano Lane, Carlsbad, CA, United States

(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 Lane, turn right … Continue reading

Oak Hill Memorial Park Field Trip

Oak Hill Memorial Park 2640 Glenridge Rd, Escondido, CA, United States

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 Orange Glen High … Continue reading

Kumeyaay Lake Bird Walk

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

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 CA-52 east. Take … Continue reading

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

La Jolla Cove & Coastline Field Trip

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

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 with Torrey Pines Road … Continue reading

Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve & Huntington Central Park

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

  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 vital oasis for resident … Continue reading

Daley Ranch Field Trip

Daley Ranch 2253 La Honda Dr, Escondido, CA, United States

GPS:  33.166138,-117.052495 Rating: Moderate to Difficult (steep hill, uneven dirt trails, paved walkways) Directions: From I-15 in Escondido, exit at El Norte Parkway and drive east approximately 3 miles.  Look for the “Daley Ranch/Dixon Lake” signs and turn left on … Continue reading

San Diego River Estuary & Famosa Slough Field Trip

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

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 I-8 and exit … Continue reading

Tijuana Estuary & Slough

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

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 Avenue, which becomes Imperial Beach … Continue reading

Lake Hodges East/Bernardo Bay Field Trip

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

        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 Rancho Bernardo Recreation Center … Continue reading

Lindo Lakes Field Trip

Lindo Lakes 12637 Lindo Lane, Lakeside, CA, United States

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, and take the Winter … Continue reading

San Jacinto Wildlife Area Field Trip

San Jacinto Wildlife Area 17050 Davis Road, Lakeview, CA, United States

PLEASE NOTE: THIS A SUNDAY FIELD TRIP. 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 … Continue reading

Lake Wohlford Field Trip

GPS: 33.166371, -116.997465 Rating:  Moderate Birders will follow the southern and eastern shoreline of Lake Wohlford from the parking lot on Oakvale Road. Bald Eagles and Ospreys might be seen, among the resident birds along with fall and early winter … Continue reading