Monthly Archives: March 2019

Ridgeway Rails

I observed 2 Ridgeway Rails at the west edge of Agua Hedionda Lagoon restoration area near Eastern Bayshore Dr trail. 15’ or so from split rail fence.
Andy Brumbaugh
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Pigeon Guillemots in Imperial Beach

Jan Nordenberg and I went to the beach at the end of Seacoast Dr. in Imperial Beach this morning after looking unsuccessfully for the Lesser Yellowlegs in TRV. To our surprise, we found one Pigeon Guillemot on the water past the surf and latter spotted a second one. We were standing just south of the beach entry. There were a couple of Pelagic Cormorants that managed to confuse me but the cormorants have a small white patch on their flanks, the Pigeon Guillemots had a distinct, large white patch on their wings. The cormorants have a different profile in the water too with their long necks and skinny long bills. 

The water/wind was calm at 10:30 am when we first arrived. It became windy making the birds harder to spot. They were too far out for photos although Nancy Christiansen may have gotten a photo.
Paula Theobald

It’s a magical world, Hobbes, ol’ buddy…Let’s go exploring!
It’s a magical world, Hobbes, ol’ buddy…Let’s go exploring!

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La Jolla Cove March 8

Tens of thousands of birds migrating north. Unbelievable spectacle.

Stan Walens, San Diego

March 8, 2019 7:00 AM
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next san elijo monthly bird count monday 11 march

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

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J St. Bald Eagle continues

The adult Bald Eagle was visible at 2:30 on Thursday, March 7, 2019, from the parking lot at J St looking south across the mudflat towards the channel. He has become quite regular here this week, to the detriment of the assorted gulls he is terrorizing.

Dan Jehl
San Diego
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La Jolla Cove, March 7

At the Cove at the moment. Been here 3 minutes. Thousands of gulls everywhere, blanketing the ocean, including at least 3000 on the beaches at La Jolla Shores. Worth checking for rarities. Massive movement of California gulls coming from the south.
At least 5000 black-vented shearwaters in the kelp beds.
Huge numbers of pelicans and cormorants on the cliffs.

Stan Walens, San Diego
March 7, 2019; 2:30 pm
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Winter 2018-2019 Reports for North American Birds

County Coordinators/Contributors:

The Winter Season (1 December 2018 through 28 February 2019) is ended, and we solicit reports for inclusion in the Southern California Region of NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS. Reports should be arranged with species in the taxonomic order followed by the American Ornithologists Union (Check-List of North American Birds 1998 and all Supplements) and the American Birding Association (7th edition of the ABA Checklist, 2009 revised through the current report). Reports of species included on the California Bird Records Committee (CBRC) review list

must be accompanied by documentation (written description, photographs, etc.).
Similar documentation should also accompany reports of species unusual for
the location or season. Full names, with all initials, should be used in the
reports (this reduces the potential for different observers having the same
initials, and makes it simpler to acknowledge contributors) – John P. Doe in lieu of John Doe.

Reports should be sent to the appropriate County Coordinators (listed below)
or directly to Guy McCaskie by 29 March 2019. NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS cannot exist without your input.

David Compton (Santa Barbara County)

Tom M. Edell (San Luis Obispo County)

Kimball L. Garrett (Los Angeles County)

Chet McGaugh (Riverside County)

Kelli K. Heindel (Kern County)

Tom and Jo Heindel (Inyo County)

Adam Searcy (Ventura County)

Alexander E. Koonce (San Bernardino County)

Guy McCaskie (San Diego and Imperial County)

Ryan S. Winkleman (Orange County) 

We thank you in advance for your time and effort.

Guy McCaskie and Kimball L. Garrett.


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La Jolla Cove March 4

I am at the Cove at the moment. Thousands and thousands of black vented Shearwater’s are flying near shore. If you weren’t lucky enough to see this on one of the pelagic trips this week, it’s pretty spectacular and worth a trip.
Stan Walens, San Diego
March 4, 2019 2:35 pm
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Grace's warbler encinitas

4 lingering sd bird festival folks the wintering Grace's was seen and photographed at 1282 Crest  Dr encinitas . Monday  Both sides of street

Sorry about the rain
Hope u had a good time
Steve brad
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