Dairy Mart Ponds create an outstanding birding spot in our south county that has more recently been made even better with the addition of 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 various ducks, Common Gallinules, migrating warblers, such as Nashville, Black-throated Gray, Hermit, Yellow, and Wilson’s; Black-headed Grosbeak, Western Tanagers, Bullock’s and Hooded Orioles, Thrushes, Pacific Slope and Ash-throated Flycatchers, hummingbirds, hawks, and sparrows. Later we will travel by car to the Bird and Butterfly Garden to see what might be there. Easy walking; No restrooms. Capped at 25 participants.
Leaders: John Walters (619) 267-1821, and others
Directions: From Interstate 5 South, take exit 2 for Dairy Mart Rd. Turn right onto Dairy Mart Rd. In 0.2 miles parking lot will be on your right. Meet at the parking lot.