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Monthly Archives: September 2019

Dickcissel – YES at FRNC

Observed at SE corner at 11:45, gave “Veet” flight call. Perched on telephone wires before flying north, downslope and out of sight. Seen and heard by 6 observers. 
See incidental observation on eBird by Dan Jehl.
Lindsay Willrick
Golden’s Hill
Lindsay Willrick
Bio-Studies Senior Biologist
Mobile: (619) 971-7801
Office: (760) 916-1995 Ext. 701

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American redstart at Balboa Park – 28th Street

First year female American redstart at Balboa Park – 28th Street eBird hotspot. Found at Beech St and 28th St (western edge of South Park, east of golf course). It's hanging out in the yellow flowering trees with Townsend's and orange-crowned warblers.
Off to chase the dickcissel
– good birding all
Lindsay Willrick
Golden Hill

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FRNC – Dickcissel, 21 Sep 2019

Heard earlier in morning in northeast section, just relocated in southeast section near west fenceline at 10:15am.

Heard only at first but several of us did get nice looks and photos of it on top of Lemonadeberry bush just outside perimeter east fenceline.

Gary Nunn.
Pacific Beach
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World class bird artist, Joe Garcia, now showing at the Santa Ysabel Gallery til Oct 27

San Diego Birders and bird art lovers– just a heads up that world-class bird and wildlife artist, Joe Garcia,  is currently having a one-man show of his exquisite bird oil paintings and watercolors at the Santa Ysabel Gallery until October 27. I just saw the show it is is wonderful, almost all birds. 

The gallery, managed by Director Annie Rowley,  is just east of the Hwy of the Hwy 79/Hwy78 junction at Santa Ysabel at 30352 CA 78, Santa Ysabel.  
     A taste of some of his bird paintings is at Joe's web site

Gallery hours are Thursday through Monday 11 am to 5 pm (closed Tuesday and Wednesday). 

Susan Smith 

Seiurus Biological  Consulting 
Del Mar, CA 

Susan Smith
Seiurus Biological Consulting
Del Mar, CA
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Desert birding

I visited several spots on the desert today. Overall it was pretty quiet, with a few expected migrants present. Agua Caliente County Park had a single Lincoln’s Sparrow, a Cedar Waxwing and two warblers. The settling ponds in Borrego Springs had several sparrows – the first Brewer’s I’ve seen this fall; a small flock of Bell’s/Sagebrush sparrows; a few Savannahs; and a single Lincoln’s Sparrow. Tamarisk Grove had a work crew there, with chain saws and dump trucks. I skipped it completely.


Nancy Christensen



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Re: Hooded Wabler Maple Canyon

Had more good looks and recorded its call. Seen in bushes on both sides of trail and I just lost it in the palm trees. It is just a little way down the trail that starts near Quince pedestrian bridge. (32.7362442, -117.1618070) I’m hiking to the bottom but will try to relocate it on my way back up.

Nathan French
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new to me in Banker's Hill

While I have seen the scaly-breasted munia in Marston Canyon, this evening was the first time I have seen them in Maple Canyon, the part that abuts the parking lot just south of the San Diego Indoor Sports Club.


Then walking home across the First Street Bridge over the canyon, I heard (did not see)
California Quail calling for about 10 minutes.  The viewing is an issue since that bridge is pretty far from the canyon floor.  First time I have ever heard them in 15 years in this neighborhood.




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Long-tailed paradise wydah

SD Audubon received a call from a Hillcrest/Mission Hills resident with a long-tailed paradise wydah at 1045 on Tues 9/17; she has sent photos. She'd love to know if any have been seen in her neighborhood (or if anyone is missing one).

Lisa Heinz
at San Diego Audubon Society office

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