Old Mission Dam Field Trip Report

Good weather, sunny with a slight breeze and a beautiful park were enjoyed by 14 birders.  I noticed a sharp decrease in number of live trees and many have been topped.  No water in creek along Oak Trail.  Best sighting of the day were Yellow-crown Sparrows.  Thanks to Charlotte and Linda for sharing their photos.  Saw 48 species:

California Quail
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Cooper’s Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Coot
Mourning Dove
Greater Roadrunner
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Anna’s Hummingbird
Costa’s Hummingbird
Acorn Woodpecker
Nuttall’s Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Bell’s Vireo
Hutton’s Vireo
California Scrub-Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Tree Swallow
Cliff Swallow
House Wren
Bewick’s Wren
Western Bluebird
California Thrasher
Orange-crowned Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Song Sparrow
California Towhee
Rufous-crowned Sparrow
Spotted Towhee
Yellow-breasted Chat
Black-headed Grosbeak
Lazuli Bunting
House Finch
Lesser Goldfinch

Jeff Ebright
Trip Leader
Palomar Audubon Society
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