Mast Park in Santee

Thomas Guide: 1231: B-6

We will visit an area and trail that is not often visited by San Diego birders, and which goes west from the long-time parking area at Mast Park. The trail goes along the margin of the San Diego River, which at times seems to vanish underground, then surfaces to form open bodies of water. Eventually, it goes along the edge of the Carlton Hills Golf Course. Birds that we have seen here in May include our usual riparian residents, plus 3 swallows, 4 Warblers (including Orange-crowned, Yellow, Townsend’s, Wilson’s, and Common Yellowthroat), Black-headed Grosbeak, and Bullock’s Oriole. Easy walking on flat terrain. Restrooms at trailhead.

Directions: From Highway 52 going east, exit at Mission Gorge, and turn left. Proceed to Carlton Hills Blvd., turn left, continue over the bridge over the SD River, and immediately turn right into the parking area. Turn right into the dirt parking lot where we will meet.

Event Details

Event Start: May 18, 2014 8:00 am
Event End: May 18, 2014 11:00 am
Individual Price Free
Leaders Peter Thomas (858)571-5076 and Millie Basden

Contact Info

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

Office Hours

Our office hours are
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM