Tijuana Estuary Field Trip Results

Hi Friends,

On Saturday July 6, twenty-two birders walked around the Tijuana Estuary Reserve in Imperial Beach.  The weather was very comfortable, with the overcast sky and a cool breeze. We found 44 bird species.  We were all surprised that despite of all of the nesting tree removal at the adjacent Sports Park, we found a lot of Yellow-crowned Night-Herons.  A good-sized mixture of adults and juveniles–estimated to be at least 10 (or more) individuals.

Here is our bird list:

Pied-billed Grebe
Eared Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Turkey Vulture
Northern Harrier
Cooper’s Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Ridgway’s Rail
Black-necked Stilt
Long-billed Curlew
Western Sandpiper
Western Gull
Least Tern
Caspian Tern
Forester’s Tern
Royal Tern
Elegant Tern
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Anna’s Hummingbird
Peregrine Falcon
Black Phoebe
Say’s Phoebe
American Crow
Cliff Swallow
Marsh Wren
Northern Mockingbird
Common Yellowthroat
California Towhee
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Blue Grosbeak
House Finch
House Sparrow

JIM BECKMAN trip leader

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Say’s Phoebe

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