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
This months bird survey had a total of 89 species, which is good for the quiet month of June. Lots of juvenile birds out! Sightings of special interest included Lazuli buntings and an Ash-throated flycatcher (area #1), Blue Grosbeaks in a couple of areas, American and Lawrence’s Goldfinch in area #3 and Least terns in… Read More »
The San Dieguito Monthly Bird Count this month was not as spectacular as the April count but still very good. They had a total of 107 species, holding at 245 overall. Not so many migrants passing through. Not as much courtship associated singing. But summer breeders are settling in and are busy nesting and raising young.… Read More »
The San Dieguito Monthly Bird count had a very good count for April despite, or perhaps because of, the COVID restrictions. They had a total of 122 species and high numbers of many species. For example, 129 Common Yellowthroats! Just goes to show you how happy nature is when all the humans are locked up… Read More »
The San Dieguito Monthly Bird Count identified 110 species in March, with the sighting of a Mew Gull bringing the cumulative species total at 244. Click here for the PDF document with results for the March 2020 count. Click here for the PDF document with the detailed monthly results through March 2020. Bird Count Leader Jayne… Read More »
The San Dieguito Monthly Bird Count identified 116 species in December, with no new species. This leaves the cumulative species total at 243 after 10 full years of bird surveys. Click here for the PDF document with the detailed monthly results from January 2010 through December 2019. Bird Count Leader Jayne Lesley reported there were… Read More »