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SoCal Spring Birding 2010

This trip was based around the deepwater pelagic out of Santa Barbara. I had 3.5 other days to bird though, and I covered from San Diego north to the Mt. Pinos area.

Major areas birded were:

Day 1: LA area (Bolsa Chica, Upper Newport Bay, Laguna Beach)
Day 2: Maricopa, Mt. Pinos area, Alisal Canyon Rd, Happy Canyon Rd
Day 3: Pelagic
Day 4: San Bernadino Mountains, then to San Diego to Robb Field and then the Vaux's Swift roost downtown
Day 5: Laguna Mountains, then north thru Santa Ysabel and Mesa Grande, to the Garner Valley and San Jacinto Mountains.

During this time I racked up almost 1600 miles on my rental, and wasted very little daylight. I had a total of 16 lifers or ABA birds for the trip, counting the 7 on the pelagic. Being only my 2nd trip to the west coast, many of these birds were being seen for only the 2nd or 3rd time, so it was great to get more familiar with others in addition to the lifers. In this gallery I have photos of 74 species.

Great trip!!
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Black Phobe
Black Phobe
California Gull
California Gull
Willet
Willet
Willet
Willet
Forster's Tern
Forster's Tern
Forster's Tern
Forster's Tern
California and Western Gulls
California and Western Gulls
Marbled Godwit
Marbled Godwit
Marbled Godwit
Marbled Godwit
Marbled Godwit
Marbled Godwit
Western Sandpipers
Western Sandpipers
Red Knots
Red Knots
Red Knots
Red Knots
Red Knot
Red Knot
Dunlin
Dunlin
Western Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Red Knot
Red Knot
Willet
Willet
Eared Grebe
Eared Grebe
California Gnatcatcher
California Gnatcatcher
California Gnatcatcher
California Gnatcatcher
California Gnatcatcher
California Gnatcatcher
Black Turnstone
Black Turnstone
Brandt's Cormorants
Brandt's Cormorants
Wandering Tattler
Wandering Tattler
Bell's Sparrow
Bell's Sparrow
Sage Sparrow (juv)
Sage Sparrow (juv)
Tricolored Blackbirds
Tricolored Blackbirds
Tricolored Blackbirds
Tricolored Blackbirds
Tricolored Blackbirds
Tricolored Blackbirds
Say's Phoebe
Say's Phoebe
Bushtit
Bushtit
Wrentit
Wrentit
Wrentit
Wrentit
Wrentit
Wrentit
Western Scrub-Jay
Western Scrub-Jay
Cassin's Finch
Cassin's Finch
Mountain Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
Oak Titmouse
Oak Titmouse
Oak Titmouse
Oak Titmouse
California Towhee
California Towhee
California Towhee
California Towhee
California Quail
California Quail
Steller's Jay
Steller's Jay
(Thick-billed) Fox Sparrow
(Thick-billed) Fox Sparrow
White-headed Woodpecker
White-headed Woodpecker
White-headed Woodpecker
White-headed Woodpecker
White-headed Woodpecker
White-headed Woodpecker
Western Bluebird
Western Bluebird
Band-tailed Pigeon
Band-tailed Pigeon
Black-headed Grosbeak
Black-headed Grosbeak
Violet-green Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Nuttall's Woodpecker
Nuttall's Woodpecker
Nuttal's Woodpecker
Nuttal's Woodpecker
Yellow-billed Magpie
Yellow-billed Magpie
Yellow-billed Magpie
Yellow-billed Magpie
White-throated Swift
White-throated Swift
White-throated Swift
White-throated Swift
Lawrence's Goldfinches
Lawrence's Goldfinches
Lawrence's Goldfinch
Lawrence's Goldfinch
Western Kingbird
Western Kingbird
Acorn Woodpecker
Acorn Woodpecker
Yellow-billed Magpie
Yellow-billed Magpie
Yellow-billed Magpie
Yellow-billed Magpie
Yellow-billed Magpie
Yellow-billed Magpie
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Yellow-billed Magpie
Yellow-billed Magpie
leucistic Acorn Woodpecker
leucistic Acorn Woodpecker
Western Bluebird
Western Bluebird
Western Bluebird
Western Bluebird
Lazuli Bunting
Lazuli Bunting
Lazuli bunting
Lazuli bunting
California Thrasher
California Thrasher
California Thrasher
California Thrasher
California Thrasher
California Thrasher
California Thrasher
California Thrasher
California Thrasher
California Thrasher
Northern (Red-shafted) Flicker
Northern (Red-shafted) Flicker
Northern (Red-shafted) Flicker
Northern (Red-shafted) Flicker
Spotted towhee
Spotted towhee
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Bullock's Oriole
Bullock's Oriole
Song Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Oregon Junco
Dark-eyed "Oregon" Junco
Violet-green Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Western Tanager
Western Tanager
Green-tailed Towhee
Green-tailed Towhee
Green-tailed Towhee
Green-tailed Towhee
Mountain Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
Yellow-rumped Audubon's  Warbler
Yellow-rumped "Audubon's" Warbler
Townsend's Solitaire
Townsend's Solitaire
Cassin's Vireo
Cassin's Vireo
Townsend's Solitaire
Townsend's Solitaire
Cassin's Vireo
Cassin's Vireo
Cassin's Vireo
Cassin's Vireo
Common Raven
Common Raven
Steller's Jay
Steller's Jay
Steller's Jay
Steller's Jay
Elegant  & Caspian Terns
Elegant & Caspian Terns
Vaux's Swift
Vaux's Swift
Vaux's Swift
Vaux's Swift
Vaux's Swift roost
Vaux's Swift roost
Rufous-crowned Sparrow
Rufous-crowned Sparrow
Rock Wren
Rock Wren
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Mountain Quail
Mountain Quail
Western Wood-Pewee
Western Wood-Pewee
Hutton's Vireo
Hutton's Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Black-chinned Sparrow
Black-chinned Sparrow
Black-chinned Sparrow
Black-chinned Sparrow
Gray Vireo
Gray Vireo
Gray Vireo
Gray Vireo
Gray Vireo
Gray Vireo
Black-chinned Sparrow
Black-chinned Sparrow
(Bell's) Sage Sparrow
(Bell's) Sage Sparrow
Costa's Hummingbird
Costa's Hummingbird
Costa's Hummingbird
Costa's Hummingbird
Cassin's Kingbird
Cassin's Kingbird
Cassin's Kingbird
Cassin's Kingbird
Lawrence's Goldfinch
Lawrence's Goldfinch
Lawrence's Goldfinch
Lawrence's Goldfinch
Lawrence's Goldfinch
Lawrence's Goldfinch
Cassin's Kingbird
Cassin's Kingbird
Hooded Oriole
Hooded Oriole
Lewis's Woodpecker
Lewis's Woodpecker
Lewis's Woodpecker
Lewis's Woodpecker
Pinyon Jays
Pinyon Jays
Pinyon Jay
Pinyon Jay
Pinyon Jay
Pinyon Jay
Pinyon Jay
Pinyon Jay
Pinyon Jay
Pinyon Jay
Pinyon Jay
Pinyon Jay
Pygmy Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch
White-headed Woodpecker
White-headed Woodpecker
White-headed Woodpecker
White-headed Woodpecker
White-headed Woodpecker
White-headed Woodpecker
Nuttal's Woodpecker
Nuttal's Woodpecker
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Red-breasted Sapsucker
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