Field Trips

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San Diego Audubon Field Trips are dedicated to the goal of introducing newer birders, visiting birders, and anyone else who is interested, to the varied habitats and avian inhabitants of San Diego County. Bring binoculars, scopes, water, sunscreen, hat, and enthusiasm. Everyone is welcome. If you have questions, call Peter Thomas, (858)571-5076, or e-mail to prthomas1@yahoo.com. For directions to each birding site, click on Details for each trip.  

Note: Advanced registration for all trips is requested.  Confirmation of your registration will be sent to you by email.


Birding at Silverwood

Silverwood is open to the public on Sundays from 9 am to 4 pm, October through July. Guided nature walks are conducted at 10 am and 1:30 pm October through June. Arrange group tours by contacting Phil Lambert, the resident manager, at (619) 443-2998.

GPS: 32.775768, -117.197997   Map

Tecolote Canyon is one of several protected urban canyons in the San Diego area that support native plant communities and associated bird life. Birds that are here for the entire year include hawks, Anna’s Hummingbird, California Thrasher, House Wren, Wrentit, and both California and Spotted Towhees. At this time most resident birds should be out and singing. Springtime migratory birds may also be found. Easy walking. Restrooms may be found at the trailhead by the Visitor Center.
Event Start May 28, 2016 8:00 am
Event End May 28, 2016 11:00 am
Available Places 16
Individual Price Free
GPS: 32.858166, -117.00642   Map

This will be our annual walk along Agua Dulce Creek in the Lagunas. We will visit forest, meadow, and riparian habitats just off the Sunrise Highway at approximately 6,000 feet elevation. A major target to be sought will be Olive-sided Flycatchers, sitting atop the tallest available snag, singing “Quick, Three Beers”. Other possible birds include Mountain Quail (most often heard “Quirk” or “T’wook”), Band-tailed Pigeons, Western Bluebirds, Brown Creepers, Mountain Chickadees, and Pygmy Nuthatches. Please dress for possible changes in the weather, and bring water. Participation is capped at 25.


Event Start Jun 4, 2016 8:00 am
Event End Jun 4, 2016 11:00 am
Available Places 9
Individual Price Free
GPS: 32.566794 -117.132328   Map

This is a walk done as a SDAS Field Trip for the first time just last year. We will start from the southernmost end of Seacoast Drive in Imperial Beach, and walk south along the beach to the mouth of the Tijuana River. We will look for any remaining wintering shorebirds or those that have decided to stay over for our balmy clime, Snowy Plovers, Least Terns; and then, glancing to the west, off-shore gulls, terns, and possibly Boobies. Participation is capped at 25.
Event Start Jun 11, 2016 8:00 am
Event End Jun 11, 2016 11:00 am
Available Places 16
Individual Price Free

Thomas Guide: 1268:F-2  GPS 32.775736, -117.197752  Map

Tecolote Canyon is one of several protected urban canyons in the San Diego area that support native plant communities and associated bird life. Birds that are here for the entire year include hawks, Anna’s Hummingbird, California Thrasher, House Wren, Wrentit, and both California and Spotted Towhees. Winter visitors are now present. We will see Yellow-rumped Warblers, White-crowned Sparrows, and others. You can never tell what we may see at this special place. Easy walking. Restrooms at the trailhead.Tecolote Canyon is one of several protected urban canyons in the San Diego area that support native plant communities and associated bird life. Birds that are here for the entire year include hawks, Anna’s Hummingbird, California Thrasher, House Wren, Wrentit, and both California and Spotted Towhees. At this time most resident birds should be out and singing. Springtime birds, such as Grosbeaks and Orioles may also be found. Easy walking. Restrooms may be found at the trailhead by the Visitor Center.
Event Start Jun 25, 2016 8:00 am
Event End Jun 25, 2016 11:00 am
Available Places 24
Individual Price Free
 

Contact Info

4010 Morena Blvd
Suite #100
San Diego, CA 92117
(858) 273-7800

Office Hours

Our office is staffed by volunteer receptionists. Please call (858) 273-7800 before planning your visit to ensure someone will be there to assist you.