Sunday, August 03, 2008

August 3, 2008: Birding San Diego County, California

Spent another day birding with BJ Stacey. We started the day birding further east in San Diego County, out in the Cleveland National Forest Area. Then he showed me some places in South Bay in Imperial Beach, and we went to Delta Beach on Coronado for the rare Red-Necked Stint. We saw it, but it was too far for me to get a photo! Another lifer we saw was a California Thrasher, but I also missed the photo of that!

Kitchen Creek Road in Cleveland NF, East San Diego County (Link) Above and Below: Rufous Crowned Sparrow

Some cool trees
Phainopepla (above and below)
Western Scrub Jay Orange Crowned Warbler

Photos from the Cibbets Flat Campground area on the road Blue Darter Steller's Jay
Western Tanager
Above and Below: Lawrence's Goldfinches
Nice Jimson Weed shot
Pacific Slope Flycatcher
Band-Tailed Pigeon (Descanso, Calif.)

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park (Paso Picacho Campground) (link)
Above and Below: Pygmy Nuthatch
White-Breasted Nuthatch Say's Phoebe
American Crow
Above and Below: California Ground Squirrel

Pacific Slope Flycatcher
Acorn Woodpecker
White-Headed Woodpecker

Behr's Metalmark

South Bay - Imperial Beach (link)
Savannah Sparrows
Double-Crested Cormorant
Little Blue Heron

Delta Beach - Silver Strand Highway - San Diego (Bayside) (link)
Part of this area is restricted, for the endangered Least Tern
A varied group of sandpipers
Long-Billed Curlew
Black-Bellied Plover
Marbled Godwit and Short Billed Dowitcher
Lesser Yellowlegs and Wilson's Phalaropes
A view of San Diego from the beach
Flyover Western Gull
A worn looking Lesser Yellowlegs
San Diego River Channel Birding

Snowy Egret


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