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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.

  1. Mallard
  2. American Widgeon
  3. American Coot
  4. Pied-Bill Grebe
  5. Double-Crested Cormorant
  6. American White Pelican
  7. Brown Pelican
  8. California Gull
  9. Western Gull
  10. Forster's Tern - both breeding and eclipse plumage present
  11. Black Skimmer
  12. Red-Tailed Hawk
  13. Osprey
  14. Turkey Vulture
  15. American Kestrel
  16. Great Blue Heron
  17. Great Egret
  18. Snowy Egret
  19. Cattle Egret
  20. Black-Crowned Night Heron
  21. Killdeer
  22. Black-Necked Stilt
  23. American Avocet
  24. Sanderling
  25. Western Sandpiper
  26. Greater Yellowlegs
  27. Lesser Yellowlegs
  28. Willet
  29. Marbled Godwit
  30. Wilson's Phalarope - only one seen
  31. Rock Pigeon
  32. Mourning Dove
  33. Belted Kingfisher -- beautifully marked female
  34. Anna's Hummingbird
  35. Costa's Hummingbird
  36. Barn Swallow
  37. Western Kingbird
  38. Say's Phoebe
  39. Black Phoebe
  40. Western Bluebird
  41. Northern Mockingbird
  42. Common Raven
  43. White-Breasted Nuthatch
  44. House Wren
  45. Bewick's Wren
  46. Yellow-Rumped "Audubon's" Warbler
  47. European Starling
  48. Brewer's Blackbird
  49. Great-Tailed Grackle
  50. Song Sparrow
  51. House Finch
  52. California Towhee
  53. House Sparrow

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