Note: Palomar Audubon is assisting the biologist working for the Pala Tribe in doing bird surveys. Of special interest is the threaten Willow Flycatcher. PAS may also add this location to our field trips. – Jeff
This morning, May 12, five PAS birders conducted a field trip on private Pala Indian Reservation land accompanied by the Tribal Wildlife Biologist, Kurt Broz. The trail followed the San Luis Rey River bed in an area behind and west of the casino. This is a fantastic birding spot and we all had a great time. We found 53 bird species, including the seldom seen Willow Flycatcher. Thanks to TomTrowbridge, the highlight of the morning had to be finding the high-up and distant nest along with the two Golden Eagles perched on nearby rocks.
Here’s our list:
Northern Rough-winged Swallow