My safari group had a lot of fun in San Diego in
2018 and 2019. Not only did we get awesome Wood Ducks, Brandt's Cormorants on nests with
eggs and young, Peregrine Falcons, White-tailed Kites, and breeding season Brown
Pelicans, but many other duck species, raptors, wading birds, striped skunks,
coyotes, and a long-tailed weasel. We also photographed California Sea Lions and
Northern Harbor Seals. We went from one great encounter to another. However, if
you are looking for my personal favorite encounters ... it is with these rushing
Western Grebes at Lake Hodges.
We meet in Escondido, CA the night before the safari on Sunday,
March 1. The weather can change so dress in layers,
though we should have cool mornings and warmer afternoons. There
will be a sea breeze and marine layer possible on the coast. A hat is
essential. We visit a number of locations, including the La Jolla cliffs,
La Jolla Cove, Santee Lakes, Santee Riparian Trails, and finish up the safari at
San Jacinto NWR.