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Nelson's Sparrow Ammodramus nelsoni
San Elijo Lagoon – 06 November 2014
© Matthew Binns

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Nazca Booby Sula granti
San Diego Bay – December 13, 2017
© Nancy Christensen

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Groove-billed Ani Crotophaga sulcirostris
Encinitas Community Park – November 19, 2017
© Nancy Christensen

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Marbled Murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus
Mission Bay – 01 December 2014
© Gary Nunn

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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

SDFO Presentation Announcements

Jul
17

SDFO Meeting – Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm

Courtship, isolation, and a hybrid zone between Allen's (Selasphorus sasin) and Rufous (Selasphorus rufus) Hummingbird
By Brian Myers.
Find out what is happening at this newly discovered hummingbird hybrid zone.
Jun
18

SDFO Meeting – Monday, June 18, 2018 at 6:00 pm

Foundation, Functioning, and Accomplishments of the California Bird Records Committee
By Guy McCaskie.
Find out how reports of rare and unusual birds are reviewed and recorded in California by the CBRC.
Mar
20

SDFO Meeting – Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 6:00 pm

Birding-Article.pdfThe Breeding Bird Survey: Local, National and International
By Hank Ingersoll.
Join us for an informative look at the Breeding Bird Survey. Hank Ingersoll will teach us about this important bird conservation activity.

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San Diego Pelagics

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The 2018 trip schedule is now available for pelagic birding from San Diego. We recommend booking trips early to avoid disappointment!

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