The San Dieguito Monthly Bird Count identified 112 species in March, which is the second highest March count out of 9. A Grace’s Warbler was seen for the first time near Crest Canyon, so the cumulative species total increases to 236. Click here for the PDF document with the detailed monthly results through March 2018.
According to bird count leader Jayne Lesley, additional notable birds other than the Grace’s Warbler were a pair of Common Mergansers in the tidal basin west of the freeway, a Skimmer, and a good assortment of raptors, ducks, and shorebirds.
According to The Cornell Lab of Ornithology All About Birds website, the Grace’s Warbler can be found at the top of mature pine trees from Nevada to Nicaragua. The featured photo was taken by Chris Wood.
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