Click here for the PDF document with the detailed monthly results through October 2015.
98 bird species were identified in October’s bird survey, with no new species, leaving the cumulative species total at 227. Lead birder Jayne Lesley reports several noteworthy bird species were seen, such as a late Ash-throated Flycatcher, a Red-breasted Nuthatch in Crest Canyon, a Common Gallinule, a Sharp-shinned Hawk, and first for the season arrivals like White-crowned Sparrows, Yellow-rumped Warblers, an American Pipit, and Canada Geese.
Are you interested in participating in the San Dieguito Monthly Bird Count?
Everyone is welcome, and Jayne Lesley is currently recruiting new volunteers. This is a great opportunity to learn about the birds of the lagoon and help with the ongoing survey of local bird populations. Join expert birders who are experienced in the lagoon birds’ identification, habitats, behaviors, and migrations.
The San Dieguito Monthly Bird Count is held at the San Dieguito Lagoon on the first Sunday of every month, meeting at 7:30 AM at the San Andres Dr. Interpretive Kiosk. Participants are divided into groups to count different areas around the lagoon. The groups reconvene to tally the results at the Del Mar Public Works parking lot/picnic tables around noon. Bring water and a snack or lunch.
Please contact Jayne Lesley to get involved.
cell phone: 858-663-6568
Click here for more information about the San Dieguito Lagoon Bird Surveys.