Western Grebe


San Diego Bird Festival
Feb 5-9, 2003
Page Three

"San Diego 100 South"
By Bob Miller

A whirlwind tour of San Diego in an attempt to see at least 100 species!!

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species (list follows at end of page)

Click on thumbnail pictures for full-sized shots.

Nuttall's Woodpecker

Our first stop was Mission Trails park where we had nice looks at White-tailed Kite, Western Meadowlark and more for a good start on our score card. 

From there we went into Santee Lakes where Tricolored Blackbird and many waterfowl were added to list.

Northern Flicker

Lesser Goldfinch

A blown radiator hose threw a kink in our game plan so we enjoyed a walk around the lake while we awaited a replacement bus.

White-crowned Sparrow

We soon hit the road for Lindo Lake where we picked up a few unexpected treats like Red-naped Sapsucker and Downey Woodpecker.

El Monte County Park is where we ate our lunch under the big oak trees where we picked up Oak Titmouse, American Robin, etc..


Heermann's Gull

With time running short we headed for Quivira Basin cutting out the most southern part of the itinerary.  

We picked up many new birds here but were still short of our century mark at the cutoff time of 1500 so we pretended to look the other way as we drove past festival HQ heading for the San Diego River channel for some high speed "air-conditioned bird blind" birding!!

Pacific Loon 

Burrowing Owl

Without getting out of the bus we crept along the channel adding amazingly cooperative birds in rapid fire succession! This Burrowing Owl was a nice treat to end the afternoon as we pulled into HQ about 30 minutes late with 108 species!!


San Diego 100 South
an Diego, Feb. 8, 2003
  1. Pacific Loon

  2. Common Loon

  3. Pied-billed Grebe

  4. Eared Grebe

  5. Western Grebe

  6. American White Pelican

  7. Brown Pelican

  8. Double-crested Cormorant

  9. Brandt's Cormorant

  10. Great Blue Heron

  11. Great Egret

  12. Little Blue Heron

  13. Snowy Egret

  14. Green Heron

  15. Black-crowned Night-Heron

  16. Wood Duck

  17. American Wigeon

  18. Gadwall

  19. Green-winged Teal

  20. Mallard

  21. Northern Pintail

  22. Blue-winged Teal

  23. Cinnamon Teal

  24. Northern Shoveler

  25. Ring-necked Duck

  26. Lesser Scaup

  27. Bufflehead

  28. Red-breasted Merganser

  29. Ruddy Duck

  30. Osprey

  31. White-tailed Kite

  32. Northern Harrier

  33. Cooper's Hawk

  34. Red-shouldered Hawk

  35. Red-tailed Hawk

  36. American Kestrel

  37. California Quail

  38. American Coot

  39. Black-necked Stilt

  40. American Avocet

  41. Black-bellied Plover

  42. Short-billed Dowitcher

  43. Long-billed Dowitcher

  44. Marbled Godwit

  45. Long-billed Curlew

  46. Greater Yellowlegs

  47. Spotted Sandpiper

  48. Willet

  49. Ruddy Turnstone

  50. Black Turnstone

  51. Red Knot

  52. Sanderling

  53. Western Sandpiper

  54. Least Sandpiper

  1. Dunlin

  2. Heermann's Gull

  3. Ring-billed Gull

  4. California Gull

  5. Western Gull

  6. Forster's Tern

  7. Rock Dove

  8. Mourning Dove

  9. White-throated Swift

  10. Anna's Hummingbird

  11. Belted Kingfisher

  12. Acorn Woodpecker

  13. Red-naped Sapsucker

  14. Nuttall's Woodpecker

  15. Downy Woodpecker

  16. Northern Flicker

  17. Black Phoebe

  18. Say's Phoebe

  19. Vermilion Flycatcher

  20. Cassin's Kingbird

  21. Tree Swallow

  22. American Pipit

  23. Ruby-crowned Kinglet

  24. Cedar Waxwing

  25. House Wren

  26. Northern Mockingbird

  27. Western Bluebird

  28. Hermit Thrush

  29. American Robin

  30. Wrentit

  31. Bushtit

  32. Oak Titmouse

  33. White-breasted Nuthatch

  34. Western Scrub-Jay

  35. American Crow

  36. Common Raven

  37. European Starling

  38. Yellow-rumped Warbler

  39. Townsend's Warbler

  40. Common Yellowthroat

  41. Spotted Towhee

  42. California Towhee

  43. Song Sparrow

  44. White-crowned Sparrow

  45. Golden-crowned Sparrow

  46. Dark-eyed Junco

  47. Red-winged Blackbird

  48. Tricolored Blackbird

  49. Western Meadowlark

  50. Brewer's Blackbird

  51. Great-tailed Grackle

  52. House Finch

  53. Lesser Goldfinch

  54. House Sparrow

Photos Bob Miller