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
We had another new species in October! A Green-tailed Towhee! Note we had 115 species which is quite a record for October. Normally we see around 90-100 species. This brings our cumulative total species, over 10+ years of the count, to 249 species! Click here for the PDF document with results for the October 2020 count. Click here for the… Read More »
We had two new species in September. Three Baird’s sandpipers in area#3 and a Tricolored Heron flying by the lagoon outlet. This brings our cumulative total species, over 10+ years of the count, to 248 species! Click here for the PDF document with results for the September 2020 count. Click here for the PDF document with the detailed monthly results through September… Read More »
We had one new species in the August count. Two juvenile Gull-billed terns were seen on Sunday August 2nd. This brings our cumulative total species, over 10+ years of the count, to 246 species. All of the Least Tern fledglings have now departed the nesting sites, that brings the total to 10 chicks. We wish… Read More »
We had a pretty good month with 91 species. Usually we are in the 70’s or 80’s for July. No new species, so we are steady at 245 cumulative species. This month is also very special, for the first time since the Least Tern nesting sites were established at the San Dieguito Lagoon we have… Read More »
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 »