Since January 2010, a group of skilled birders, led by volunteer Jayne Lesley, has been conducting monthly bird surveys at the San Dieguito Lagoon. Check here for updates on the monthly distribution of birds at the Lagoon!
Posts about Lagoon Bird Surveys from the Nature Notebook
The summer doldrums are just about here, but we still managed to find 90 species this month, keeping the overall cumulative total at 260 with no new species. Interesting observations included Least Terns in several areas, including confirmed nests in Area 3. In addition, we had American Goldfinches feeding young in Area 2. Other interesting… Read More »
Happy Mother’s Day to all the mom’s out there! We had lots of baby birds on this May count to help us celebrate. We tallied 121 species, and two new species in Area 4, bringing our cumulative total to 260. New species included a Swinhoe’s White-eye seen by Sue Smith and a Calliope Hummingbird found… Read More »
Well despite a few groups feeling as though this month’s count was a bit slow, we managed to see 106 species which is quite good for October. In addition, we had 4 new species! We had a Palm Warbler in the tomato fields of area 3, a Least Flycatcher in the dried up pond behind… Read More »
We had better coverage this time and we saw a total of 96 species, which is a good number for September, despite not seeing too many migrants. Our overall cumulative total stands steady at 251. We got to area 4 just as the sun was coming up and were rewarded with a Barn Owl over… Read More »
We had 88 species, although that is a bit low for this time of year. Our overall cumulative total remains at 251. Despite somewhat low numbers, we had several good birds, including a Turkey Vulture in area 5 flying over the lagoon by Crest Canyon, quite a few Ridgway’s Rails (in areas 1 and 2),… Read More »