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Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius
Encinitas – 29 December 2013
© Nancy Christensen

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Yellow-green Vireo Vireo flavoviridis
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery – 27 September 2012
© Gary Nunn

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Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus
Fiesta Island – 11 March 2014
© Marc Arndt

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Great Crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery – 11 October 2013
© Gary Nunn

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Evening Grosbeak Coccothraustes vespertinus
Jacumba – 11 December 2012
© Gary Nunn

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Flesh-footed Shearwater Puffinus carneipes
San Diego Pelagic – 05 October 2013
© Gary Nunn

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Clark's Nutcracker Nucifraga columbiana
Laguna Mountains – 16 February 2014
© Gary Nunn

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Lesser Sand-Plover Charadrius mongolus
San Diego Bay NWR – 19 July 2013
© Gary Nunn

Biggest Year

Biggest Year

In 2013 SDFO member Barbara Carlson achieved a record breaking 387 species seen in San Diego County! In fact it is the biggest Big Year county list ever recorded in the ABA region. And there is a 388th species pending!

SDFO congratulates Barbara on her record achievement. Click here for the complete list of birds – Barbara Carlson San Diego County Big Year 2013.

San Diego Pelagics

San Diego Pelagics

The 2014 trip schedule is now available for pelagic birding from San Diego. We recommend booking trips early to avoid disappointment!

SDFO and Buena Vista Audubon Society collaborate to offer these trips via Point Loma Sportfishing. Check here for the full schedule of trips SoCalBirding.

Gull-billed Tern sightings?

Gull-billed Tern sightings?

Early arrival on 12 March 2014 – first sighting this season of Gull-billed Tern in San Diego. Observed foraging at Silver Strand State Beach.

Robert Patton will be compiling reports for USFWS. Send reports, including color and number on the leg flag bands if noted, by email to Robert at rpatton@san.rr.com

Upcoming Events

Jul
15

SDFO Meeting – 15 July 2014, 6:00 p.m.

Tanagers

Tanagers

A Tour of the Tanagers – an Evolutionary Burst of Beaks and Colors.
Professor Kevin J. Burns, Department of Biology, San Diego State University.

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