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.
Here is our bird species list:
Great Blue Heron (flyover)
Trip leader, JIM BECKMAN