Palomar Mountain Field Trip Results

Hi Folks,
Yesterday (6/29), thirteen birders hiked around Palomar Mountain State Park where it was hot but we managed to have a great time walking in the shade as much as possible. A cool breeze would sometimes pick up which helped to make for a real successful outing. We found 47 bird species. The Mountain Quail, Purple Martins, and Lawrence’s Goldfinches are always fan-favorites. Here’s our list:

Wild Turkey
Mountain Quail
California Quail
Turkey Vulture
Cooper’s Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Band-tailed Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Anna’s Hummingbird
Allen’s Hummingbird
Acorn Woodpecker
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Nuttall’s Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Black Phoebe
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Cassin’s Vireo
Steller’s Jay
Western Scrub-Jay
American Crow
Purple Martin
Violet-Green Swallow
Mountain Chickadee
Oak Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch
Bewick’s Wren
House Wren
Western Bluebird
American Robin
Orange-crowned Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Spotted Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Black-headed Grosbeak
Red-winged Blackbird
Bullock’s Oriole
House Finch
Lesser Goldfinch
Lawrence’s Goldfinch

JIM BECKMAN  trip leader

Photos:  Palomar Mountai

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