Monthly Archives: February 2019

Nashville Warbler in Point Loma, Feb. 16

     A Nashville Warbler was in Point Loma Community Park this
morning, Feb. 16, at 8:35AM.  It was with dozens of
Yellow-rumped Warblers and several Orange-crowned Warblers in
the row of small trees east of the tennis courts.  I had a good
view: gray head, full white eye ring, unmarked bright yellow
underside continuing up through the throat. 

Sara Mayers
Point Loma (San Diego)

Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports

Re: Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Lindo Lakes

Whoops. Only one of the lakes has water all year. But it was in the pepper trees between the lakes and it also flew to another nearby stand of pepper trees.

Forgot to mention that there was also a Yellow Warbler in that same area.

Lisa Ruby
Sabre Springs
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Lindo Lakes


It appears Terry Hurst and I found a female Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Lindo Lakes late this morning. It was in the pepper trees between the two lakes that have water year round. Hopefully the ID is correct. Input received from a few others said Yellow-bellied. List and photos:

Lisa Ruby
Sabre Springs

Lisa Ruby
Sabre Springs
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports

Re: Hooded Oriole NE El Cajon Wed 13 Feb

Hello all, 

Also a colleague at work who is a avid bird watcher and knows her yard birds also spotted either a juvenile or female Hooded Oriole at her feeder yesterday Feb. 13. She lives in San Carlos near mission trails. 
Terry Hurst

Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports

Continuing Common Goldeneye at SDFCC

The previously reported female type Common Goldeneye was seen about noon on the

north side of the San Diego River Flood Control near the west end. The bird was solitary.

No other ducks in the immediate area.


Dave Povey


Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports

Cassin's Vireo in Carmel Valley

Hello birding enthusiasts!  Pretty sure that Charlotte M. and I had a Cassin's Vireo this morning/Wednesday at Carmel Mission Park in Carmel Valley (east of Del Mar).  It was in the park just north of Carmel Center Rd around 10:45am in the stand of pine trees east of the path for maybe 15 minutes until we lost track of it.  More details and the ever-handy map are in our eBird report here:

Charlotte will be adding photos to the eBird report as well, hopefully confirming the field ID!

Eve Martin
Del Mar, California
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports

inland Red Phalarope Dust Devil Trail Del Mar

In the largest pond which is the most eastern     Smooth Gray back   thickish bill  with orange at the base ( thanks to Commander Ginsburg  for telling me about the orange  as its  a very good field mark}. 
For those that dont go on boats this might be an easy pelagic  bird to get even in the rain with an umbrella    The drainage is good there so it should not be muddy and its the only phalarope     some grainy photos in my ebird report
and if your still reading the only sandpipers I saw were some dowitcher spas

good birding your way
steve brad 
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports

Hooded Oriole NE El Cajon Wed 13 Feb

Adult male HOODED ORIOLE at sugar water feeders 2x this am northeast rim of El Cajon Valley. Possibly intermittently seen wintering bird of past few years this area. Photos at eBird list: 

CK Staurovsky
San Diego County

Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports

results of 11 Feb 2019 San Elijo Monthly Bird Count

Thanks to 12 participants for conducting the 11 February 2019 San Elijo Lagoon monthly bird count: Maryanne Bache (beach), Steve Brad (West Basin, nature center site); Elizabeth Venrick, Alys Arenas (Pole Rd); Jayne Lesley, Don Johnson, Jeff Clingan, David Carey, Kasey Cinciarelli (CBS= Rios to freeway); Kathy Aldern (EBS = La Orilla to Sta Inez); Patti Koger (EBE = Stonebridge Mesa); Robert Patton (EBNW = area of old dike; EBNE = Escondido Cr; Cardiff Cove, I-5 fill).


113 species were reported.  Species of interest included a horned grebe northwest of Rios Ave, continuing male Eurasian wigeon off the northwest shore of the nature center site, four ring-necked ducks near the El Camino Real trailhead, three common goldeneye off the southwest nature center site (then flying east), a greater roadrunner on the eastern mesa, a loggerhead shrike to the NW of the overlook NW off Santa Carina, and a rufous-crowned sparrows along the trail east of Rios Ave.


Species included:

Pacific loon, pied-billed grebe, horned grebe, western grebe, brown pelican, double-crested cormorant, Brandt’s cormorant, great blue heron, great egret, snowy egret, white-faced ibis, Canada goose, green-winged teal, mallard, northern pintail, cinnamon teal, northern shoveler, gadwall, Eurasian wigeon, American wigeon, ring-necked duck, lesser scaup, bufflehead, common goldeneye, red-breasted merganser, ruddy duck, turkey vulture, osprey, white-tailed kite, northern harrier, Cooper’s hawk, red-shouldered hawk, red-tailed hawk, American kestrel, peregrine falcon, California quail, Ridgway’s rail, Virginia rail, American coot, black-bellied plover, snowy plover, semipalmated plover, killdeer, American avocet, greater yellowlegs, spotted sandpiper, willet, whimbrel, long-billed curlew, marbled godwit, ruddy turnstone, black turnstone, sanderling, western sandpiper, least sandpiper, dowitcher sp., Heermann’s gull, ring-billed gull, California gull, herring gull, western gull, royal tern, rock pigeon, Eurasian collared-dove, mourning dove, greater roadrunner, white-throated swift, Anna’s hummingbird, Allen’s hummingbird, Allen’s/rufous hummingbird sp., belted kingfisher, Nuttall’s woodpecker, downy woodpecker, northern flicker, black phoebe, Say’s phoebe, Cassin’s kingbird, tree swallow, swallow sp., California scrub jay, American crow, common raven, bushtit, Bewick’s wren, house wren, marsh wren, ruby-crowned kinglet, blue-gray gnatcatcher, California gnatcatcher, western bluebird, hermit thrush, wrentit, northern mockingbird, California thrasher, American pipit, cedar waxwing, loggerhead shrike, European starling, Hutton’s vireo, orange-crowned warbler, yellow-rumped warbler, common yellowthroat, spotted towhee, California towhee, rufous-crowned sparrow, Belding’s savannah sparrow, migrant savannah sparrow, song sparrow,  white-crowned sparrow, red-winged blackbird, western meadowlark, great-tailed grackle, house finch, lesser goldfinch, house sparrow.

The next San Elijo monthly bird count will be Monday 11 March.  Counts are conducted by volunteers on the second Monday of each month, rain or shine.  Please spread the word or join us if you can (no RSVP required).  Meet at 7:30 am at the north end of Rios Ave in Solana Beach (north from Lomas Santa Fe Dr, west of I-5) to divide into groups to cover different subareas.  A compilation generally follows around noon at the nature center on Manchester Ave (bring your own lunch).

R. Patton
San Diego, CA

Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports