The San Dieguito Monthly Bird Count identified 93 species in October. No new bird species were seen, so the cumulative total remains at 231. Click here for the PDF document with the detailed monthly results through October 2016.
According to bird count leader Jayne Lesley, Yellow-rumped Warblers, White-crowned Sparrows, and American Pipits have begun their migration. Other interesting birds seen were: a Loggerhead Shrike and Roadrunners in the area between I-5 and Horsepark, 4 Tricolored Blackbirds and a White-faced Ibis in the Horsepark and Polo Fields area, and a Turkey Vulture seen on both sides of I-5 north of the San Dieguito River.
The featured image of a Yellow-rumped Warbler was taken by SDRP Trail Patrol Volunteer Ginni Kitchen at the Bernardo Bay Natural Area back in December 2015.
Click here for more information about the San Dieguito Lagoon Bird Surveys.