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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

Dec
18

CBC – San Diego

Each year our local birding groups organize several Christmas Bird Counts. ...
Dec
19

CBC – Anza Borrego

Each year our local birding groups organize several Christmas Bird Counts. ...
Dec
20

CBC – Lake Henshaw

Each year our local birding groups organize several Christmas Bird Counts. ...
Dec
26

CBC – Oceanside

Each year our local birding groups organize several Christmas Bird Counts. ...
Jan
01

New Years Pelagic Trip

Start the new year with our annual SDFO Pelagic Trip.  Please contact Barbara Carlson for reservations and to make payments.
Jan
02

CBC – Escondido

Each year our local birding groups organize several Christmas Bird Counts. ...

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San Diego Pelagics

San Diego Pelagics

The 2021 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.

Check here for the full schedule of 2021 trips San Diego Pelagics.