Sorrento Valley, San Diego

We will visit the riparian and grassland areas of Sorrento Valley. We should see grosbeaks, warblers, sparrows, and hawks. If time permits, we will drive over to nearby Sorrento Canyon to look for grasshopper sparrows.   Location: Meet near the intersection of Estuary Way and Flinkote Ave. It can be a bit tricky getting there,…

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Oak Riparian Park

April is a great month to visit this community park. We expect to see warblers, raptors, waders, and the many species of birds found in the woodlands, grasslands, and coastal sage scrub. We will also visit nearby Calavera Lake.   Location: Meet in the parking lot at the intersection of Lace Blvd. and Ridge Road…

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DAWSON LOS MONOS RESERVE & BUENA VISTA PARK

This private reserve in Vista occupies 235 acres, including riparian woodland, chaparral, and grassy pastures. We should see a variety of raptors, woodpeckers, flycatchers, swallows, and sparrows. If there is time, we will head over to nearby Buena Vista Park and look at the pond for waterfowl.   Directions: From I-5 exit Palomar Airport Road…

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BIRD-A-THON WITH STEVE

This is a wonderful opportunity to support your local Buena Vista Audubon Society while having a great time. Pledge an amount for every species we see during our morning peregrinations. No amount is too small or too large Checks can be made to BVAS and given to Steve. If you can’t make the Birdathon, you…

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Second Thursday Surprise Walk

Join our weekday surprise-location bird walk on the second Thursday of each month. Where we go is based on recent reports and Steve’s personal surveying. To get on the Second Thursday Walk notification list, please send an email with your name, phone number and email address to: stevanbrad@gmail.com . NOTE: Start times vary so please…

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San Joaquin Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary, Irvine

Join Steve as we explore on the premier birding areas in Southern California. We will have close-up views of shorebirds, waders, raptors, and songbirds.   Location: 5 Riparian View, Irvine. Those wishing to carpool, meet at the La Costa Avenue Park and Ride (off I-5 at La Costa Avenue) at 7:00 a.m. Leader: Steve Brad…

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Manchester Preserve, Encinitas

Join Steve on his Second Sunday Bird Walk at Manchester Preserve. Manchester Preserve is a mix of coastal sage scrub and chaparral, so we should look out for gnatcatchers and thrashers! Directions: From I-5, exit at Manchester Ave. heading east for about 2 miles until you get to the intersection of Manchester and Trabert Ranch…

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Agua Hedionda, Carlsbad

Steve and friends will explore areas around Agua Hedionda to look for gulls, terns, shorebirds, and raptors. We may venture to some nearby localities depending on available time and what Steve finds on his peregrinations Location: Meet at the south end of Bayshore Drive in Carlsbad, at Carlsbad Dog Beach. Look for the folks with…

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Cardiff Beach

Cardiff beach is one of the best places in North County to see our returning shorebirds. We expect to see a variety of “peeps” including sanderlings, sandpipers, and plovers. We also will be looking off-shore for pelagic birds, plus checking for birds in the marshy areas west of the RR tracks. Location: Park on the…

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San Luis Rey River Walk

Join Steve as we walk along the San Luis Rey River trail in search of colorful summer visitors. Some of the sightings should include Swainson’s thrush, yellow-breasted chat, blue grosbeak, yellow warbler, and carious species of swallow. There should be a nice selection of our year-round birds as well. Steve’s Sunday walks in July and…

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