Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Birding Site Guides to San Diego, California

This post will serve as an index to all the birding site guides to San Diego County that I write--past and future!

There are several lists and site guides to the best bird watching locations in San Diego. The most comprehensive is that by Mary Beth Stowe. They are a little dated (last updated about 2008) but still excellent. What I found for me, though, was that the textual directions really needed maps. And with everyone now having GPS to direct them, exact addresses were also needed. Other bird finding site guides to San Diego may list birding hotspots but didn't really explain exactly where to park and if there was a fee to do so.

So my site guides have maps (regional and trail), directions and exact addresses for GPS driving to the parking lot. Fees and access times are listed. Then, for each site, these guides give the best suggestions for how and exactly where to find birds in San Diego.

Here then is the list of my birding site guides (and trip reports) to the San Diego region. New site guide links will be added to the top as they are written.

* Felicita County Park (February 2018) site guide

* Spring 2017 San Diego pelagic birding trips (July 2017) trip reports

* Trip report: Birds of Borrego Springs: March 12, 2017 (March 2017) trip report

* Chaparral Trail at Dixon Lake in early February (February 2017) trip report

* Stonewall Mine and Lake Cuyamaca (February 2017) site guide

* Los Jilgueros Preserve, Fallbrook (November 2016) site guide

* Hiking Palomar Mountain (September 2016) site guide

* Famosa Slough (September 2016) site guide

* Tijuana River mouth from Seacoast Drive in Imperial Beach (July 2016) site guide

* Dixon Lake, Escondido (June 2016) site guide

* Highland Valley Road: Coast-to-Crest Trail (June 2016) site guide

* Pelagic trip: May 21, 2016 (June 2016) trip report

* Cuyamaca Peak (May 2016) site guide

* Kit Carson Park, Escondido (May 2016) site guide

* A visit to La Jolla Cove (May 2016) scenic trip report

* San Dieguito River Park--Coast to Crest Trail (April 2016) site guide

* All day birding the Tijuana River Valley and Imperial Beach area (April 2016) trip report

* Black Canyon Bridge (April 2016) mini site guide

* All day birding San Diego's North County (March 2016) trip report

* Old Mission Dam and Kumeyaay Lake (September 2015) site guide

* Finding Gray Vireos on Kitchen Creek Road (June 2015) site guide

* Trip report: San Diego pelagic: May 16, 2015 (May 2015) trip report

* Birds of Black Canyon Road, Ramona (May 2015) site guide

* Some birds of Stonewall Mine (April 2015) trip report

* Palomar Observatory (April 2015) trip report

* Borrego Springs (3 parts; April 2015) trip report

* Guajome Regional Park, Oceanside (March 2015) site guide

* Bayshore Bikeway, 7th & 13th Street, Imperial Beach (February 2015) site guide

* Lake Hodges--Bernardo Bay area (February 2015) site guide

* South End of Salton Sea--Imperial County (January 2015) trip report

* Mesquite Bosque and Borrego Springs WTP (January 2015) site guide

* Point La Jolla Seawatch (December 2014) site guide

* Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery (September 2014) site guide

* Point Loma and Cabrillo National Monument (September 2014) trip report

* Pelagic trip from San Diego: What's it like? (September 2014) trip report

* Palomar Mountain State Park (July 2014) trip report

* Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Visitor Center (May 2014) site guide

* San Elijo Lagoon (April 2014) site guide

* Tijuana River Valley Regional Park: Bird & Butterfly Garden (March 2014) site guide

* San Diego River Mouth (February 2014) site guide

* Crown Point Park (January 2014) site guide

* Ramona Grasslands Preserve (January 2014) site guide

* San Luis Rey River Mouth, Oceanside (January 2014) site guide
* Channel changes at San Luis Rey River mouth (August 2017) habitat update