The San Dieguito Monthly Bird Count added one new species to the list this month! Click here for the PDF document with the detailed monthly results through February 2016.
A monthly record of 127 bird species were identified in the February 2016 bird survey. The new species seen was the Brown Booby, bringing the cumulative species total to 230. Other noteworthy species that were spotted were the Rock Wren and Pine Siskin (last month’s new species), Vermillion Flycatcher, Tri-colored Blackbirds, Cinnamon Teal, a Pacific Golden Plover, large numbers of Bonapart’s Gulls, Red-breasted Nuthatch, and Cedar Waxwings.
According to The Cornell Lab of Ornithology All About Birds website, the Brown Booby is widespread over tropical waters and rarely ranges north to the U.S. mainland coastline. The featured photo was found on the All About Birds website and was taken by Tony Horabin.
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