Thursday, February 11, 2010

San Diego Coast Field Trip

Last Sunday I attended a field trip to a few of San Diego's finer birding places. In all I saw 74 species, 13 of which were new lifers. I didn't take a lot of photos, but here are some of the better ones.
Great Egret and Snowy Egret. Tijuana River Estuary.

Forster's Tern. Tijuana River Estuary.

Northern Harrier. Tijuana River Estuary.

Heermann's Gull. J Street Marina.
I am especially proud that I didn't have to go to the dump to see a lifer gull species!
The Birds
Location: Tijuana River Estuary, 32.569984, -117.128348
Observation date: 2/8/10
Number of species: 56
Brant
American Wigeon
Mallard
Blue-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Pintail
Surf Scoter
Red-breasted Merganser
Pied-billed Grebe
Brown Pelican
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Northern Harrier
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Sora
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Killdeer
American Avocet
Greater Yellowlegs
Willet
Lesser Yellowlegs
Long-billed Curlew
Marbled Godwit
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Dunlin
Ring-billed Gull
Forster's Tern
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Anna's Hummingbird
Black Phoebe
Say's Phoebe
Loggerhead Shrike
American Crow
Common Raven
Marsh Wren
European Starling
American Pipit
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Hepatic Tanager
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Red-winged Blackbird
Western Meadowlark

Location: South San Diego Bay, 32.59038, -117.117019
Observation date: 2/8/10
Number of species: 15
Northern Pintail
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Surf Scoter
Bufflehead
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe
Clark's Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Black Skimmer
Rock Pigeon
Belted Kingfisher
Savannah Sparrow

Location: J Street Marina, 32.619663, -117.101312
Observation date: 2/8/10
Number of species: 20
Brant
American Wigeon
Blue-winged Teal
Great Egret
American Coot
Spotted Sandpiper
Willet
Marbled Godwit
Western Sandpiper
Dunlin
Short-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher
Heermann's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Western Gull
California Gull
Herring Gull
Rock Pigeon
Anna's Hummingbird
Northern Mockingbird

3 comments:

John said...

Nice photos! I'd love to see a Heermann's Gull.

forestal said...

Impressive bird list and great photos

dan

The Jacobson/Knutsen Family Blogs said...

Wow - you made a haul at your conference with your bird list. I hope your presentation went well - and that you enjoyed meeting so many other professionals/soon-to-be professionals in the world of ornithology.