Palomar Mtn. Field Trip Results

Hi All,

Today, Saturday June 18, nine birders checked out Palomar Mountain State Park.

It wasn’t the heat that made the walk uncomfortable – it was actually pleasant weather – but all of the flying insects! In your face!

We found a good mixture of mountain birds — the place was loaded with Acorn Woodpeckers and Steller’s Jays.

We tallied up 38 species. Here’s our list:

Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Red-tailed Hawk
American Coot
Band-tailed Pigeon
Anna’s Hummingbird
Acorn Woodpecker
Nuttall’s Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Western Wood-Pewee
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Black Phoebe
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Warbling Vireo
Steller’s Jay
Western Scrub-Jay
American Crow
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Mountain Chickadee
Oak Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Western Bluebird
American Robin
Common Yellowthroat
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Black-headed Grosbeak
Red-winged Blackbird
Bullock’s Oriole
Purple Finch
House Finch

JIM BECKMAN, Trip Leader

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