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san diego area bird list oct. 6-11, 2003
2003-10-12 - 1:13 p.m.
Note: The purpose of the trip was dental work, rather than
birding, so we didn't spend as much time birding as we would like.
People with more time to visit the hotspots would undoubtedly have
much longer lists. Also,
I didn't have a California check list with me, so this list is
in Kaufmann order instead of standard taxanomic order.
- American Widgeon
- American Coot
- Pied-Bill Grebe
- Double-Crested Cormorant
- American White Pelican
- Brown Pelican
- California Gull
- Western Gull
- Forster's Tern - both breeding and eclipse plumage present
- Black Skimmer
- Red-Tailed Hawk
- Turkey Vulture
- American Kestrel
- Great Blue Heron
- Great Egret
- Snowy Egret
- Cattle Egret
- Black-Crowned Night Heron
- American Avocet
- Western Sandpiper
- Greater Yellowlegs
- Lesser Yellowlegs
- Marbled Godwit
- Wilson's Phalarope - only one seen
- Rock Pigeon
- Mourning Dove
- Belted Kingfisher -- beautifully marked female
- Anna's Hummingbird
- Costa's Hummingbird
- Barn Swallow
- Western Kingbird
- Say's Phoebe
- Black Phoebe
- Western Bluebird
- Northern Mockingbird
- Common Raven
- White-Breasted Nuthatch
- House Wren
- Bewick's Wren
- Yellow-Rumped "Audubon's" Warbler
- European Starling
- Brewer's Blackbird
- Great-Tailed Grackle
- Song Sparrow
- House Finch
- California Towhee
- House Sparrow
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