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Local Birding Outings


San Diego Audubon Birding Trips introduce newer birders, visiting birders, and anyone else who is interested to the varied habitats and avian inhabitants of San Diego County. Everyone is welcome, however, we are following precautions to avoid the spread of COVID-19. A requirement for participation at this point is being more than 2 weeks beyond the second vaccination (Pfizer/Moderna) or the single dose (Johnson and Johnson) at the time of the trip. On-line registration is required. Caps on the number of participants on each outing are specified.

Bring binoculars, your scope, water, sunscreen, hat, and enthusiasm.  Sign up by clicking on the field trip you would like to join. Hit the orange "Register Now" button and let us know how many are in your group.

If you have questions about Birding Trips in general, or would like to volunteer to lead a monthly birding trip, contact Jen Hajj.  If you have questions about a particular trip for which you are signed up, contact the trip leader at the email address given in the confirmation email. 

Online advanced registration is required for all trips. Because space is limited, we will open registration for the next month's trip the day following the trip in the present month (For example, registration for the Tecolote Canyon trip on the last Saturday of May will open the last Sunday of April). 

Confirmation of your registration and additional information (if applicable) will be sent to you by email immediately following your registration.

May 2023

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Birding at our wildlife preserves

Our field trips fill up quickly, but did you know? Our sanctuaries have visiting hours.
Silverwood Wildlife Sanctuary is open to the public on Sundays from 9 am to 4 pm, October through July, reservation required. Guided nature walks are on hiatus due to COVID concerns.

Anstine-Audubon Nature Preserve is a North County birding hot-spot and is open to the public Saturdays, 9am-12pm, reservation required.

Please consider your impact on birds and their habitats when you go birding.  Ethical Birding Guidelines


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