Our May, 2018 field trip is a weekender to San Diego starting Saturday, May 19, 2018. The San Diego area is a great concentration of waterfowl, shorebirds, migrants and chaparral birds. It is just far enough south that we see birds such as Yellow-crowned Night Herons, Reddish Egrets and other “southern species”. Just about any sighting is possible. We will try to cram as many different kinds of habitats as possible into our weekend.
The Plan is to depart from the Super 8 Imperial Beach 1788 Palm Avenue, Imperial Beach, CA 92154,(619-575-4421)
At 7:30 a.m. on Saturday May 19, 2018
We will start at the San Diego River area vaguely near Sea World, then work our way down the Point Loma peninsula, stopping at the Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, then down the Cabrillo National Monument. This area is quite the migrant stop over. Just about anything is possible. When done, we will work our way back up the peninsula, stopping at Famosa Slough, then on to the Tijuana Estuary. There have been sightings of Little Blue Herons, Yellow-crowned Night Herons and Reddish Egrets there. Time permitting, we will try some of the fields in the Hollister-Dairy Mart-Monument Road area. We will return to the Super 8 in Imperial Beach for the traditional wine and cheese party and re-hydration event.
Sunday, we will hit La Jolla Cliffs early (before the traffic) looking for Oystercatchers and the like, then on to Mission Trails Regional Park. Mission Trails Regional Park is a chaparral type park, but with a fair bit of water. This stop may change depending on the water supply. I will know more after my scouting run.
Figure on two sack lunches, the usual bird watching stuff and some sun screen. As with all of our wine and cheese parties, creativity is in order. Scopes will be a definite plus.
I may tweak the route a little after I make a scouting run, so watch the website for any changes.
Let me know if you plan to attend. Please either email me at email@example.com or telephone my office at 562-945-2839.