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My 2019 Christmas Bird Count

Most folks with a passion for birds know about the “Christmas Bird Count”, so for those veterans please indulge me while I say a little bit about it to those who may not know. In the late 1800s there were contests held around Christmas time in which the contestants would spend the morning shooting all … Read more

2019-10-28 Monday Afternoon At Vendel Road

When I woke up on this morning near Gila Bend Arizona, I thought my next stop would be at home. But the call of the wild was too strong to ignore. After reversing my decision about no more stops on my way home from my recent Arizona expedition, I could not resist paying one more … Read more

2019-10-10 Vendel Road, Salton Sea

My trip to Arizona finally was launched Thursday morning. I used the opportunity to visit some of my favorite bird destinations. My first stop was Poe Road, but I was disappointed with the visit. On my drive from the highway to the shore I passed several acres of bulldozed and burned mesquite stumps where once … Read more

2009-05-01: Remembering The Mission Trails BioBlitz

I took part in the first three organized BioBlitz events with the San Diego Natural History Museum. The first one took place in 2008 at Balboa Park, the second in 2009 at Mission Trails Regional Park, and the third event was in 2010 at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Each of the three were fun … Read more

2019-09-06 – Friday at Border Field

Earlier I wrote about the first two stops I made on my tour though some of my favorite locations between the San Diego Bay and the Mexican border. This episode is about my last visit of the day to this amazing region. When I left the Bird and Butterfly Garden, I headed to Border Field … Read more

2019-09-06 – Bird and Butterfly Garden

I posted recently about the first of three stops I made last Friday at some of my favorite birding destinations in the southwestern corner of San Diego County. I started my first visit at the southern end of the San Diego Bay and ended it at the Tijuana Estuary. This post is about my second … Read more