The San Dieguito Monthly Bird Count identified 108 species in January. No new bird species were seen this month, so the cumulative species total remains at 235. Click here for the PDF document with the detailed monthly results through January 2018.
According to bird count leader Jayne Lesley, there was an abundant assortment of ducks, geese, waders, and a nice representation of raptors, including a Peregrine Falcon, Merlin, a couple of Sharp-shinned Hawks, and male and female Northern Harriers.
SDRP Trail Patrol Volunteer Ginni Kitchen took the featured image of a Peregrine Falcon at Lake Hodges in October 2015.
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