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Birding Outings: Dairy Mart Ponds and the Bird and Butterfly Garden

Sunday, September 11, 2022
8:00 am11:00 am

Sunday, September 11, 2022, 8:00AM – 11:00AM
Dairy Mart Ponds and the Bird and Butterfly Garden – 2 groups
Google Maps: Dairy Mart Parking Lot, GPS: 32.5541, -117.0631
Bird and Butterfly Gardens Parking Lot, GPS: 32.5536, -117.0842
Leaders: Group #1 – John Bruin and others: starting at Dairy Mart Ponds, ending at B and B
Group #2 – Peter Thomas and others; starting at the B and B Garden,
ending at Dairy Mart Ponds.
Dairy Mart Ponds are an outstanding birding spot in our south county with a bird blind, elevated
viewing sites, and improved trails. These ponds, on the northeast edge of the Tijuana River
Valley, are surrounded by willows and other riparian trees and shrubs, and support patches of
freshwater marsh vegetation. We will view the ponds and walk the trails, looking for any
migrants, as well as expected year-round residents. The number of notable raptors seen here can
be high. Later we will travel by car to the Bird and Butterfly Garden to see what might be there.
The second group will visit the same places, but in the reverse order.
Easy walking No restrooms. Capped at 15 participants for each of the 2 groups.


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  • City of San Diego

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