The San Dieguito Monthly Bird Count identified 88 species in June. No new bird species were seen, so the cumulative total remains at 230. Click here for the PDF document with the detailed monthly results through June 2016.
According to bird count leader Jayne Lesley, some species of interest were: Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs; Red-breasted Merganser; late-season Shoveler, Eared Grebe, and Green-winged Teal, and a surprise breeding plumage Wilson’s Phalarope in the freshwater ponds below Dust Devil Nature Trail West Loop; and a Flicker in Crest Canyon. Also reported were many Hooded Orioles in all parts of the lagoon, and lots of chicks following and being fed by their parents. The featured image of a Hooded Oriole was taken by SDRP Trail Patrol Volunteer Ginni Kitchen at the Bernardo Bay Natural Area last year.
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