Borrego Day Eight

Saturday, March 29, 2003, Led by Steve Shunk (See also...)

Photos by Bill Walker

92 Species at San Diego, CA

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Redhead
This uncharacteristically bold individual was right on the seashore next to kids and jet skis.
Gaviidae (Loons)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Pandionidae (Osprey)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Black Skimmer
I've never seen so many skimmers in one place! Over one hundred birds stood next to the Campland by the Sea marina in perfect light, displaying their bicolored bills and skimming around the shallow water.
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Psittacidae (Parrots)
Lilac-crowned Parrot
A noisy pair flying over Lake Lindo Park.
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Vermilion Flycatcher
Easiest life bird ever. As soon as we opened the door of the van, we saw it waiting for us on a telephone wire.
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Aegithalidae (Long-tailed Tits)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Sylviidae (Sylviids, Parrotbills and Allies)
Wrentit (h)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Bombycillidae (Waxwings)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)

92 Species at San Diego, CA

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Redhead
This uncharacteristically bold individual was right on the seashore next to kids and jet skis.
Gaviidae (Loons)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Pandionidae (Osprey)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Black Skimmer
I've never seen so many skimmers in one place! Over one hundred birds stood next to the Campland by the Sea marina in perfect light, displaying their bicolored bills and skimming around the shallow water.
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Psittacidae (Parrots)
Lilac-crowned Parrot
A noisy pair flying over Lake Lindo Park.
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Vermilion Flycatcher
Easiest life bird ever. As soon as we opened the door of the van, we saw it waiting for us on a telephone wire.
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Aegithalidae (Long-tailed Tits)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Sylviidae (Sylviids, Parrotbills and Allies)
Wrentit (h)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Bombycillidae (Waxwings)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)

92 Species at San Diego, CA

San Diego
Black Skimmer
I've never seen so many skimmers in one place! Over one hundred birds stood next to the Campland by the Sea marina in perfect light, displaying their bicolored bills and skimming around the shallow water.
Lilac-crowned Parrot
A noisy pair flying over Lake Lindo Park.
Redhead
This uncharacteristically bold individual was right on the seashore next to kids and jet skis.
Vermilion Flycatcher
Easiest life bird ever. As soon as we opened the door of the van, we saw it waiting for us on a telephone wire.
Wrentit (h)

Trip Map

Trip Notes

Also saw Dowitcher sp.