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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

Feb
21

SDFO Meeting – Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Program: Sax Zim Bog, by Mark Hainen.  The Sax-Zim Bog is prime habitat for bog specialists including the Great Gray Owl, Black-backed Woodpecker, Boreal Chickadee, Canada Jay, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, and Connecticut Warbler. One can find grassland species like LeConte’s Sparrow, Sharp-tailed Grouse, Sedge Wren, Bobolink, and Brewer’s Blackbird during the summer months, with Northern Shrikes, Rough-legged Hawks, and sometimes Snowy Owls using those same habitats during the winter.  (more)
Mar
23

SDFO Meeting – Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Program: Islands and Mangroves, Forests and Beaches - Remote Birding throughout Indonesia and Bangladesh, by Nathan Goldberg.  Join us to hear about Nathan's 2022 trip to tropical Asia. Nathan joined the Red Hill Birding team as a recent graduate from Cornell University. An avid birder for over a decade and from the Chicagoland region, he started out with Red Hill doing local guiding in the Chicago area and has since expanded his repertoire to guiding trips across the US. In 2020, he set the Illinois Big Year record, seeing 341 species over the course of the year.

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eBird – San Diego County

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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.