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Monthly Birding Hotspot


Bird Together, While Apart

Each month, we will highlight a birding location in San Diego County, and ask our supporters to get out there (safely, while following social distancing protocols) and record as many species as they can using eBird. Many of these locations are in areas where we are actively carrying out restoration work or have other conservation concerns that we are tracking. By recording bird sightings in these areas, you are helping us gather more information about the species that frequent these areas. Students in the San Diego City College Audubon Campus Chapter will also use these data points in their research projects.

Getting Started with eBird

  1. You will need an active eBird account - sign up here.
  2. There are two ways to record birds in the field - eBird Mobile or via the website.
  3. Create a personal list in the hotspot location using the instructions above, and then share to "SDASBirdingHotspot."

See below for step-by-step instructions:

Need more help? Take the eBird Essentials course for free here.

2021 Birding Hotspots by Month

February, 2021: In celebration of Love Your Wetlands Day, the birding hotspot is the northeast corner of Mission Bay.

March, 2021: Get birding at the Otay Valley Regional Park, where we are working to plant native species to support monarch butterflies and birds.


  • San Diego Foundation
    San Diego Foundation
  • USFWS logo
  • County of San Diego
    County of San Diego
  • State Coastal Conservancy
  • SANDAg transnet logo
    SANDAg transnet logo
  • Coastkeeper
  • UCNRS logo
  • Malk Nature Fund