A friend just emailed me about a sighting, with close-up photo (below), of a Chukar a relative of his saw and photographed in the Crosby Estates area, which (I believe) is along the San Dieguito River west of Lake Hodges. Chukars are not listed in the Bird Atlas.
Does anyone know if there have been any other sightings of Chukar in the county post-2004? I assume this one is either introduced or escaped (or both).
Thanks for any feedback on Chukars anyone might have.
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports