Favorite San Diego Birding Websites

Al Butler's Photo-A-Day posting at PBase featuring the birds of San Elijo Lagoon

Greg Gillson's blog on San Diego birding with a variety of instructional resources

Herb Knufken's PICTURE A DAY postings on PBase featuring the birds of San Diego's coast

Nancy Christensen's Flickr photo stream with an emphasis on San Diego birds

Nick Paoni's daily photo posting at PBase featuring San Diego's natural beauties and more


San Diego Birding Resources:

San Diego Region Birding Group
The San Diego Region Birding group hosted at Groups.io is the official Rare Bird Alerts and birding discussion group for the San Diego region.

Where birders report what birds they've seen.  Search HotSpots by place name, such as "San Elijo Lagoon" or "San Diego Botanic Garden" to see what birds have been seen there recently!

Annotated Checklist: Birds of San Diego by Greg Gillson (Current)
This is the best place to look for where and when you'll find the birds of San Diego. Can't remember which of the thrushes stays here in the winter?  Do any of them breed here in the summer? And where's the best place to go to see a Cactus Wren?  Use the "Find on Page" feature of your browser to search for the bird you're interested in (often CTRL-F on PCs; try COMMAND-F on a Mac).

San Diego County Bird Atlas by Phil Unitt (2004)
This important work catalogs the locations of bird sightings and probability of breeding, migratory and residency status of birds across San Diego County from 1997 - 2002.  This online version is hosted by the San Diego Natural History Museum.

Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds by Nathan Pieplow (current)
With an emphasis on the birds of eastern North America but containing the catalogued sounds of many of our local and rare birds.  To search the raw database of bird sounds recorded in California and submitted to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, click here.

Monthly Bird Counts of the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve
Here you'll find the lists of birds found each month at the San Elijo Lagoon during the once-a-month bird count.  

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