Birding Outings: Blue Sky Ecological Reserve
Sunday, May 14, 2023. 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Blue Sky Ecological Reserve
Google Maps: Blue Sky Ecological Reserve, GPS: 33.0164, -117.0237
Leaders: John Bruin, Peter Thomas, and others.
Blue Sky Ecological Reserve is situated on the western slope of Mount Woodson and just north
of Lake Poway. A stream and associated willow and oak woodland are bordered by mixed
chaparral and coastal sage scrub on rugged slopes. Birds to be expected include California Quail,
Spotted and California Towhees, Bushtit, Wrentit, Bewick’s and House Wrens. Along the way
Black-chinned Hummingbird, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-
breasted Chat, Black-headed Grosbeak, and Lazuli Bunting may also be found. Easy hiking on a
dirt road. Restrooms available at the trailhead. Capped at 12 participants.