Hi Friends,https://ebird.org/checklist/S112148349https://ebird.org/checklist/S112148616Here is our bird species list:California Quail(flyover) Wild Turkey Great Blue Heron Turkey VultureBald Eagle Red-tailed Hawk Band-tailed Pigeon Eurasian Collard-Dove Mourning Dove Anna’s Hummingbird Acorn Woodpecker Nuttall’s Woodpecker Northern Flicker Western Wood-PeweeBlack PhoebeTrip leader, JIM BECKMAN Say’s Phoebe Ash-throated Flycatcher Cassin’s Kingbird Western Kingbird Steller’s Jay California Scrub-Jay American Crow Common Raven Violet-green Swallow Cliff Swallow Mountain Chickadee Oak Titmouse Bushtit White-breasted Nuthatch House Wren Bewick’s Wren Wrentit Western Bluebird American Robin California Thrasher Northern Mockingbird Phainopepla Spotted Towhee California Towhee Song Sparrow Dark-eyed Junco Black-headed Grosbeak Brown-headed Cowbird Hooded Oriole Bullock’s Oriole House Finch Lesser Goldfinch House Finch
On a beautiful Saturday morning June 4, fifteen birders met up in 2 separate areas near Julian. We birded Wm. Heise County Park and then met up for a picnic lunch and birded the nearby Santa Ysabel Mission. We found 48 different bird species total at both locations. Lots of Wild Turkeys, Acorn Woodpeckers, Bushtits, Lesser Goldfinches, & Cliff Swallows. The most surprising bird species was the flyover of the adult Bald Eagle spotted at the Mission. The Bald Eagle was seen later perched in a very distant tree. Checkout the two eBird reports from Steve Ellis to see some nice photos of the birds we found.