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Old Saturday 10th February 2018, 22:40   #1
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Anyone in San Diego?

I will be in San Diego in 2 weeks (2/24-26) and am looking for some local advice. I have a fairly short list of target birds and would like some local advice to maximize my birding time. In general, I am thinking of the Tijuana River, but maybe a run out to Jacumba if needed.

Some of the birds I'm looking for are: California Quail, Oak Titmouse, Lawrence's Goldfinch, Ridgway's Rail, and Tricolored Blackbird. There are a couple others, but these are my main targets. Thanks!

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I was there in Sept. Ridgway's Rail was in the San Diego River near Sea World and also at the Tijuana River Mouth.
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Old Thursday 15th February 2018, 22:43   #3
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I would try mailing the newsgroup SAN DIEGO REGION BIRDING to get more info:
http://birding.aba.org/maillist/CA11

For California counties, that's often where you will find the best expertise.

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Try these sites: California Quail at Torrey Pines North Extension (trail from the end of Del Mar Scenic Pkwy) - also California Gnatcatcher here. Tricolored Blackbird at Lake Murray. Oak Titmouse common in the hills - Cuyamarca Rancho SP is a nice site. Ridgway's Rail at Tijuana River. Lawrence's Goldfinch can be anywhere but hard to find as they move around a lot.
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Thanks to everyone for your replies. I'm still poring over eBird reports and rare bird alerts, but I think I've got my itinerary mostly worked out. It's going to be a lot of miles and birding crammed into a short time frame! It looks like I may hit most of my birds, with the possible exception of Lawrence's Goldfinch, which I think will be a question of good fortune rather than planning.

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