It’s That Birding Time of Year

by The Editors on December 21, 2009

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San Diego Union-Tribune writer Janet Lavelle reminds us that it’s bird watching season in the Carlsbad Lagoons.

It’s at this time of year that bird populations explode in the six lagoons, as migratory fowl wing south along the Pacific Flyway in an inexorable call of breeding and survival. Some stop at the lagoons for a brief respite on their journey, while others stay through spring. . . “The North County lagoons are extremely important for birds on the Pacific Flyway,” said Andy Mauro, past president of the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy and a lifelong birder. “Many species rely on the coastal-wetlands habitat. We have a very large wintering population of shorebirds.”

Guess we better get out those binocs and our iPhones loaded with the Audubon Birds app and start adding to our list.

[Link: San Diego Union-Tribune]

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