San Pasqual Valley Field Trip Report

Hi Friends,

Yesterday, Saturday April 2, forty birders walked the San Pasqual Valley Agricultural Trail. It was a warm morning, but a cool breeze helped to make the hike very enjoyable.

We found 55 bird species. By far the most prevalent bird species were the Cedar Waxwings. Several large flocks were seen perched in the trees and flying about. A Gray Flycatcher was seen by several birders, and the very vocal Cactus Wren was calling loudly and was easily seen by all of us. The Black-chinned Hummingbird and the Barn Owl were observed at the San Diego Archeological Center where we had gathered for our picnic lunch.

Here’s our list:

California Quail
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Cattle Egret
White-faced Ibis
Turkey Vulture
Cooper’s Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Golden Eagle
American Kestrel
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Greater Roadrunner
Barn Owl
White-throated Swift
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Anna’s Hummingbird
Costa’s Hummingbird
Acorn Woodpecker
Nuttall’s Woodpecker
Gray Flycatcher
Black Phoebe
Say’s Phoebe
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Cassin’s Kingbird
Western Kingbird
Bell’s Vireo
Western Scrub-Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Tree Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Cactus Wren
Bewick’s Wren
House Wren
Western Bluebird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Spotted Towhee
California Towhee
Lark Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Western Meadowlark
Hooded Oriole
Bullock’s Oriole
House Finch
Lesser Goldfinch

JIM BECKMAN, trip leader

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