Field Trip Results – Kumeyaay Lake

Hi Friends,

On Saturday September 22, fifteen birders walked around Kumeyaay Lake in Santee.
The weather was overcast and cool then sunny and warm. A pleasant first day of the Fall season.
We found 45 bird species. The best bird of the day had to be the Sora which we all observed up close.
Two rare birds for this location were also found: Red-necked Phalarope and Solitary Sandpiper.
Here’s our bird list:

Ruddy Duck
Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Red-tailed Hawk
Common Gallinule
American Coot
Solitary Sandpiper
Red-necked Phalarope
Mourning Dove
Anna’s Hummingbird
Rufous/Allen’s Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Nuttall’s Woodpecker
American Kestrel
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Black Phoebe
Warbling Vireo
California Scrub-Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Barn Swallow
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Bewick’s Wren
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher
Northern Mockingbird
Orange-crowned Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler
Spotted Towhee
California Towhee
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
House finch
Lesser Goldfinch
Scaly-breasted Munia

JIM BECKMAN trip leader

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