San Pasqual Valley Field Trip Results

Hi Friends,

This morning Saturday March 26, twenty-four birders walked the San Pasqual Valley Agricultural Trail. The weather was overcast and foggy when we started, but quickly warmed up. and was quite hot when we finished. We saw a good assortment of the usual springtime chaparral birds, but everybody was really pleased to see the recent arrival of the Hooded Orioles.

Thanks go out to Tom Trowbridge who made arrangements for us to visit a portion of the private Bandy Canyon Ranch where we got really good looks at the orioles and the Northern Flicker. We found 43 bird species along the Trail. To view some nice photos of the birds we found, checkout Steve Ellis’s eBird report:

After we birded the Agricultural Trail, some of us met up for a picnic lunch at the close-by San Diego Archaeological Center. We found 13 bird species at the Center. Checkout Steve’s eBird report:

Here is our bird species list for the San Pasqual Valley Agricultural Trail:

California Quail
Eurasian Collard Dove
Mourning Dove
Anna’s Hummingbird
Allen’s Hummingbird
Turkey Vulture
Northern Harrier
Cooper’s Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Acorn Woodpecker
Nuttall’s Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
American Kestrel
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Say’s  Phoebe
Cassin’s Kingbird
Bell’s Vireo
California Scrub-Jay
Common Raven
Cliff Swallow
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
House Wren
Cactus Wren
European Starling
California Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird
Western Bluebird
Cedar Waxwing
House Finch
Lesser Goldfinch
White-crowned Sparrow
Song Sparrow
California Towhee
Spotted Towhee
Hooded Oriole
Bullock’s Oriole
Brown-headed Cowbird
Brewer’s Blackbird
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler

JIM BECKMAN trip leader

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