2014-09-23 At The San Luis Rey River Mouth

The still and brackish waters at the mouth of the San Luis Rey River in Oceanside California can be attractive to migratory birds passing by on their southbound route from the far north. The stream only pours into the sea during heavy rains. Most of the year it stalls at the sand berm that separates … Read more

Bonaparte’s Gull Composite

Named after Napoleon’s nephew, Charles Lucien Bonaparte, the Bonaparte’s Gull is small gull belonging to a group referred to as “hooded” gulls. This is due to the black head that the breeding adults display in the summer when they are in breeding or alternate plumage. In summer these birds travel to the Canadian interior and … Read more