Tijuana Estuary Bird Walk Report

Good afternoon,


25 people ditched the holiday shopping crowd to enjoy a relaxed and fun morning of great birding in and around Tijuana estuary.  They were rewarded with 3 San Diego county rarities for their efforts; Hepatic Tanager, Black and White Warbler and Green-tailed towhee.  Other birds of note among the 82 species found included; Yellow-crowned night-heron, Little blue heron; Clapper Rail and Wilson’s Snipe.


Complete list follows;
American wigeon
Blue-winged teal
Cinnamon teal
Northern shoveler
Northern pintail
Green-winged teal
Lesser scaup
Red-breasted merganser
Ruddy duck
Eared grebe
Pied-billed grebe
Western grebe
American whote pelican
Brown pelican
Double-crested cormorant
Great blue heron
Great egret
Snowy egret
Little blue heron
Black-crowned night heron
Yellow-crowned night-heron
Turkey vulture
White-tailed kite
Norther hariier
Cooper’s hawk
Red-tailed hawk
American kestrel
Clapper rail
Black-bellied plover
American avocet
Long-billed curlew
Marbled godwit
Wildon’s snipe
Heerman’s gull
Ring-billed gull
Western gull
Caspian tern
Rock pigeon
Eurasion collared-dove
Mourning dove
Anna’s hummingbird
Belted kingfisher
Black phoebe
Say’s phoebe
Cassin’s kingbird
Loggerhead shrike
American crow
Common raven
Tree swallow
Bewick’s wren
Marsh wren
Western bluebird
Hermit thrush
Northern mockingbird
European starling
American pipit
Orange-crowned warbler
Yellow-rumped warbler(possible Myrtle’s race?)
Back-and-white warbler
Common yellowthroat
Hepatic tanager
Green-tailed towhee
California towhee
Savannah sparrow(beldings)
Song sparrow
White-crowned sparrow
Red-winged blackbird
Western meadowlark
Brewers’ blackbird
Brown-headed cowbird
House finch
Lesser goldfinch
American goldfinch
House sparrow


Thanks to all of the spotters who helped make this a great trip,
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