Wilderness Gardens Preserve Field Trip Report 


Hi Good Friends,

On Saturday, April 23, fifteen birders walked around Wilderness Gardens Preserve at Pala. The weather was very pleasant for most of the hike, but as usual, it was quite warm when we finished. Everyone enjoyed the walk at this little-known and really “birdy” SD County park. We found 58 bird species. Checkout Steve Gabbert’s excellent eBird list for the actual number of every bird species found, and also, some really cool photos: https://ebird.org/checklist/S107809089

Here is our bird species list:

Pied-billed Grebe
Green Heron
Turkey Vulture
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Coot
Eurasian Collard-Dove
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
White-throated Swift
Anna’s Hummingbird
Allen’s Hummingbird
Acorn Woodpecker
Nuttall’s Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Western Wood-Pewee
Black Phoebe
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Cassin’s Kingbird
Hutton’s Vireo
Warbling Vireo
California Scrub-Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Rough-winged Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Oak Titmouse
Rock Wren
Canyon Wren
House Wren
Bewick’s Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Western Bluebird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Spotted Towhee
Rufous-crowned Sparrow
California Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Western Tanager
Black-headed Grosbeak
Red-winged Blackbird
Great-tailed Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Hooded Oriole
Bullock’s Oriole
House Finch
Lesser Goldfinch

JIM BECKMAN trip leader

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