Today, November 4th, 2023; 23 of us participated in our scheduled birding field trip at Tijuana Estuary, McCoy Trail. The morning started out cool and breezy but improved rapidly as the sun rose. The ball fields were in use, this I found inconvenient because the traffic on the field was prevalent and the expected field birds were absent except for a few white crowns and Eurasian Collared Doves. We managed to encounter two American Pipits toward the back fields and this was redeeming.
It would seem that the heron rookery by the apartment buildings has suffered eviction. No evidence of their presence could be found so we may plan accordingly on future visits.
We did find Black-crown Night-herons by the river and the Yellow-crown Night-herons were with them which allowed for good comparative anatomy.
Birding was good, we saw or heard most of what we expected. I have attached two ebird reports below. Have a look.
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I hope this summary finds you all well and satisfied.