Join/Renew (2024 Dues)
News from

Fort Rosecrans 9-3-18

I birded Ft. Rosecrans this morning, looking for the greater peewee.  It was not seen.  However a few good birds turned up including a bright Tropical Kingbird (found by Richard N. and myself) and a lost acorn woodpecker.  Ebird report follows.

Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, California, US
Sep 3, 2018 6:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments:     Many birders at the cemetery this morning, birding group varied from 1 to 12 at any time.  Richard N.  & I found the Tropical Kingbird on the west side between the dip and the admin building.
40 species (+2 other taxa)

Mourning Dove  10
Vaux's Swift  5
Anna's Hummingbird  3
Cooper's Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Acorn Woodpecker  1     one bird in the pines and cedars in the southwest portion of the cemetery, see photos
large parakeet sp. (former Aratinga sp.)  12
Olive-sided Flycatcher  1
Western Wood-Pewee  8
Willow Flycatcher  5     these birds are coming through in unusual numbers
Pacific-slope Flycatcher  8
Black Phoebe  12
Tropical Kingbird  1     Greenish back, lemony chest, large bill, notched tail. see pics.  Bird found by Richard N. and myself.
Cassin's Kingbird  3
Western Kingbird  2
Warbling Vireo  1
California Scrub-Jay  2
swallow sp.  X
Bushtit  12
White-breasted Nuthatch  1     continuing bird. white face with broad black stripe through crown.    white chest with reddish underparts.  medium length black bill
House Wren  1
Western Bluebird  X
Swainson's Thrush  1
California Thrasher  2
Northern Mockingbird  X     very common
European Starling  X
House Finch  6
Lesser Goldfinch  5
Chipping Sparrow  8
Dark-eyed Junco  4
Song Sparrow  10
California Towhee  5
Spotted Towhee  12
Bullock's Oriole  1
Brown-headed Cowbird  6
Orange-crowned Warbler  4
Black-throated Gray Warbler  1
Hermit Warbler  1
Wilson's Warbler  4
Western Tanager  2
Black-headed Grosbeak  2
Lazuli Bunting  2

View this checklist online at

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (

eric Kallen
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports