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Masked Booby Sula dactylatra
San Diego pelagic – 28 February 2020
© Gary Nunn

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Nelson's Sparrow Ammodramus nelsoni
San Elijo Lagoon – 06 November 2014
© Matthew Binns

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Nazca Booby Sula granti
San Diego Bay – December 13, 2017
© Nancy Christensen

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Groove-billed Ani Crotophaga sulcirostris
Encinitas Community Park – November 19, 2017
© Nancy Christensen

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Marbled Murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus
Mission Bay – 01 December 2014
© Gary Nunn

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Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius
Encinitas – 29 December 2013
© Nancy Christensen

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Yellow-green Vireo Vireo flavoviridis
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery – 27 September 2012
© Gary Nunn

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Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus
Fiesta Island – 11 March 2014
© Marc Arndt

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Great Crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery – 11 October 2013
© Gary Nunn

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Evening Grosbeak Coccothraustes vespertinus
Jacumba – 11 December 2012
© Gary Nunn

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Flesh-footed Shearwater Puffinus carneipes
San Diego Pelagic – 05 October 2013
© Gary Nunn

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Clark's Nutcracker Nucifraga columbiana
Laguna Mountains – 16 February 2014
© Gary Nunn

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Lesser Sand-Plover Charadrius mongolus
San Diego Bay NWR – 19 July 2013
© Gary Nunn

SDFO Upcoming Events

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SDFO Meeting – June 18, 2024

Program: Birdie Big Year, by Tiffany Kersten.
Tiffany didn’t set out to do a Big Year but after a series of unanticipated and serendipitous events, she suddenly found herself amidst one. As a sexual assault survivor, she spent 2021 traveling to all corners of the country, tallying birds and gifting personal safety alarms to women she met along the way. Her goal was to see 700 species and to raise awareness of women’s safety in the outdoors. She surpassed her goal and set a new record with 726 species. In her presentation, Tiffany will lead us through the fear, empowerment, struggles and healing which all played vital roles in the personal growth she experienced on this wild adventure.
Tiffany Kersten is a Wisconsin native who now resides in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. Hooked on birds since age 12, she graduated from Northland College with a B.S. in Wildlife Ecology. She has spent fifteen years working in conservation and environmental education with organizations including the US Forest Service, US Fish & Wildlife Service, and the Cape May Bird Observatory. After completing a Lower 48 States Big Year in 2021, she founded her own company, Nature Ninja Birding Tours.

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San Diego Pelagics

San Diego Pelagics

The 2024 trip schedule for pelagic birding from San Diego can be found at the link below.

SDFO and Buena Vista Audubon Society collaborate to offer these trips via Point Loma Sportfishing.

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