Lake Murray Field Trip Report











Hi Friends,

On Saturday July 2, nineteen birders met up at Lake Murray in San Diego. The weather was warm but a cool breeze made for a very comfortable walk around the lake. We initially hiked around the northwest section, but later, a smaller group of us also checked out the lower southeast area. Combining both areas, we found a total of 49 bird species.

Lots of Mallards, American Coots, House Finches, and Great-tailed Grackles. We also found the rare Cackling Goose

Checkout the 2 eBird checklists from Steve Ellis to see some nice photos of some of the birds we found:

Here is our bird species list:

Cackling Goose
Canada Goose
Cinnamon Teal
Ruddy Duck
California Quail
Pied-billed Grebe
Western Grebe
Clark’s Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Snowy Egret
Turkey Vulture
Cooper’s Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Coot
Western Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Anna’s Hummingbird
Allen’s Hummingbird
Nuttall’s Woodpecker
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Black Phoebe
Cassin’s Kingbird
American Crow
Cliff Swallow
House Wren
Bewick’s Wren
California Gnatcatcher
Western Bluebird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Orange-crowned Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
California Towhee
Song Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Brewer’s Blackbird
Great-tailed Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Hooded Oriole
House Finch
Lesser Goldfinch
Scaly-breasted Munia
Pin-tailed Whydah

Jim Beckman trip leader


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