Category Archives: California – July/August 2012

California – Day 11 (August 5): Last Licks in San Diego!

With a couple of hours to spare before we needed to be at the airport, there was certainly only one way to spend our free time: go birding! We started off with an early morning seawatch at Point La Jolla. … Continue reading

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California – Day 10 (August 4): San Diego Area

After a late start due to a long night’s drive (becoming a theme here!?), my dad and I started our day at the Pacific Crest Trail on Kitchen Creek Road, in the Laguna Mountains east of San Diego. Due to … Continue reading

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California – Day 9 (August 3): Out to Santa Cruz, down to San Diego

Everyone that follows this blog is well aware of my passion for Florida Scrub-Jays. After all, they’re my favorite bird, a species that has brightened many outings in Florida, creating last memories that I’ve looked fondly upon ever since my … Continue reading

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California – Day 8 (August 2): LA County

Due to the craziness of the day before, it took us a while to head into the field on our first morning in LA. Admittedly, we didn’t reach our first location (Hahamonga Watershed Park; formerly know as Oak Grove Park) … Continue reading

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California – Day 7 (August 1): Kern County

After our long journey from the Great Basin-type habitats of the Yosemite foothills the day before, we found ourselves in a totally different habitat type: the Mojave Desert, an impressively sparse landscape, occasionally broken by large groves of Joshua Trees. … Continue reading

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California – Day 6 (July 31): Yosemite to the Kern

Thanks to our decision to forfeit our Great Gray Owl stake out in favor of sleep, we awoke a little more well-rested the next morning and ready to begin the day’s journey out of Yosemite and down the eastern edge … Continue reading

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California – Day 5 (July 30): Yosemite

After an action-packed and understandably tiring day on the 29th, we needed as much sleep as we could get in order to be ready to make the most out of our only full day in Yosemite. However, Day 5 certainly … Continue reading

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