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Southern California Birding 2013-3, Day 2
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October 22, 2013. Birding Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge, San Diego. Up early, we returned to Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery to look for that darned Yellow-green Vireo. Again no luck on that score, but we did see a Summer Tanager. From there we drove south to the Mexican Border and birded several sites around Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge. This was a refuge that we had wanted to visit for years, so it was nice to finally get there. We walked in the saltmarsh (endangered Belding's Savannah Sparrows, Rufous-crowned Sparrow, and White-tailed Kite), the beach (lots of shorebirds and terns), and the riparian Tijuana River corridor (lots of ducks, herons, and California Towhee). Departing after sunset, we headed east towards the Salton Sea.

Liz by her parents
Liz by her parents; still looking for that darn vireo
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Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge, saltmarsh area
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Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge, beach area
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Long-billed Curlew
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California Ground Squirrel
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Lots of military helicopters training over the refuge
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Velvet Ant on the upper beach
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Riparian Tijuana River Corridor

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