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Franklin’s Gull

The previously reported adult Franklin’s Gull just circled Pond 23 twice, then headed east in direction of Pond 20. Pond 23 is at the north end of 10th in Imperial Beach. Pond 20 is east of the end of the north end of 13th in IB (along the bike path).

Nancy Christensen
Ramona

A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
Chinese Proverb
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SDFO Meeting tonight

Just a heads up, the previously scheduled program was cancelled. Instead we will enjoy some birds from Columbia presented by John Bruin.

Nancy Christensen
Ramona

A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
Chinese Proverb
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Rose-breasted Grosbeak in TRV

Although perhaps not as aesthetically pleasing as the adult male seen by many in Balboa Park a few days ago, there is a female Rose-breasted Grosbeak in the blooming silk oak trees along Monument Road near the headquarters for the Tijuana River Valley Regional Park, Tuesday.

Paul Lehman, San Diego

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Reminder: Birding Ruette le Parc condo complex in Del Mar is still off limits

Just a friendly reminder that the HOA and Board of the  Ruette le Parc condo complex (Hooded Warbler spot, winter 2017-18) still frowns on non-owners birding the Ruette le Parc circle.  It has been brought to my attention that there were three birders,  with cameras and large lenses, birding the complex last week. ( I did not see them, and dont know who they are–perhaps out of towners).  But just the same, wanted to send out a reminder to all about this unfortunate birding ban.  As far as I know, birding along the adjacent  Portofino Drive and other places nearby are still open to birding(public thoroughfare), but the circle, I am told, is private property.    To add insult to injury, I recently  learned that the HOA has decided to cut down ALL the mature tall trees in the complex next fall!!  They were going to do it this spring but were convinced this wasn't a good idea because of the nesting season.   

Susan Smith 

Seiurus Biological  Consulting 
Del Mar, CA 
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Susan Smith
Seiurus Biological Consulting
Del Mar, CA
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Black Swift

Around 10am a group of 7 Black Swifts was viewed from Mt Soledad.

Nancy Christensen
Ramona

A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
Chinese Proverb
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports

Black Swift and seawatch

As of 9 a.m. on Monday morning, the assembled birders at the summit of Mount Soledad have seen only one single Black Swift pass by heading north, although the views were very good. An early-morning seawatch at La Jolla Cove produced 600+ Black storm- petrels and one or two adult common terns.

Paul Lehman et al., San Diego

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Check those swift flocks!

 

Hi Birders,

Obviously, always pick through the swallow and swift flocks you see. But now is a good window for Chimney to be mixed in with our expected swallows and swift flocks. Flight style alone may key you in on the unusual Chimney.  Just a reminder, that it's that time.

Good Birding,

Jimmy McMorran

Leucadia, CA

 

(Message misdirected, so I am trying to forward Jimmy’s post. Good info!)

 

Nancy Christensen

Ramona

 

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SDFO meeting reminder

SDFO Event – May 21, 2019 at 6:00 pm is the next meeting of San Diego Field Ornithologists.

 

Tuesday, May 21, at 6:00 p.m., in the Hoffman Room of the San Diego Foundation Building, 2508 Historic Decatur Rd. Going south on Rosecrans St. in the Midway area of town, turn left on Roosevelt Rd. into Liberty Station and proceed a couple of blocks to Decatur. Parking is available on the street or in the adjacent parking lots.

 

Program: John Martin will discuss “San Diego National Wildlife Refuge and Its Role in Bird Conservation.” San Diego National Wildlife Refuge supports a substantial slice of this area’s distinctive biota, including a variety of bird species of conservation concern. Refuge biologist John Martin will discuss the conservation and management of birds and their habitats on this significant habitat area, right in San Diego’s backyard. John Martin has served as biologist at San Diego National Wildlife Refuge since 2004. His work at the refuge has focused on monitoring, management, and habitat restoration projects for federally listed species, and species covered by San Diego’s Multiple Species Conservation Plan. Prior to working on the refuge, John worked with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Ecological Services office, primarily implementing the Endangered Species Act and associated conservation plans. His other bird conservation work includes a stint with the San Clemente Loggerhead Shrike recovery project, several seasons monitoring and banding migrant raptors with Hawkwatch International, and graduate work at the University of Arizona, where he formulated a habitat model of the Buff-breasted Flycatcher and

birded southeast Arizona to smithereens.

 

Next month’s meeting: Tuesday, June 18, same time, same place. Our annual business meeting and election of club officers for 2019-2020. Program: Rustom Jamadar will discuss “The Birds of India.”

 

Click here for Meeting Details and Map.

DO you need to renew your membership? Click the link for SDFO membership instructions. Please make sure to include your current email address.

 

Nancy Christensen

San Diego Field Ornithologists

President

 

 

 

Nancy Christensen

Ramona

 

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