Palomar Audubon Field Trip Report, Lindo Lake, 5/21/2022


On Saturday, 5/21, 23 stouthearted birders toured Lindo Lake in Lakeside. A major construction project to one of the basins limited our normal birding range, but we still managed to tally 52 species (plus four other taxa) over a three-hour period. Black-crowned Night Herons were ridiculously plentiful, but, alas, Tricolored Blackbirds were not seen. The construction, plus heavy pedestrian and canine traffic, probably caused our loss. (As a footnote, Cornell reports that, in the 1930’s, there were an estimated two to three million Tricolored Blackbirds in the state. Today’s population has dwindled to an estimated 300,000 birds. See

Thanks again to Steve Ellis for his meticulous record of our sightings. To review Steve’s eBird report, accompanied by excellent bird photos, go to 


Here’s a recap of our sightings.
1 Greater White-fronted Goose
11 Canada Goose
10 Wood Duck
40 Mallard
40 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
4 Eurasian Collared-Dove
6 Mourning Dove
4 Anna’s Hummingbird
3 Allen’s Hummingbird
4 Common Gallinule
1 American Coot
4 Killdeer
1 Double-crested Cormorant
3 Great Blue Heron
14 Great Egret
5 Snowy Egret
40 Black-crowned Night-Heron
2 Cooper’s Hawk
1 Red-shouldered Hawk
2 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Western Wood-Pewee
6 Black Phoebe
4 Cassin’s Kingbird
3 Warbling Vireo
1 Violet-green Swallow
20 Bushtit
30 European Starling
6 Western Bluebird
15 House Sparrow
2 Song Sparrow
6 Hooded Oriole
12 Red-winged Blackbird
10 Brewer’s Blackbird
4 Great-tailed Grackle
3 Yellow Warbler
2 Wilson’s Warbler

Jack Friery
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