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Birding Together, While Apart

May 8 - May 16

Join the San Diego Audubon Society and go bird along the San Diego River! From the mudflats at the mouth of the river, to the tidal channels to the east, there are tons of birds to see here, and you will help us gather information about how shore and seabirds interact with dogs and people.

Bird Together, While Apart

Each month, the San Diego Audubon Society is highlighting a birding location in San Diego County, and asking our San Diegans to get out there (safely, while following social distancing protocols) and record as many species as they can using eBird. Many of these locations are in areas where the San Diego Audubon Society actively carries out restoration work or has other conservation concerns that they are tracking. By recording bird sightings in these areas, you are helping them gather more information about the species that frequent these areas. Students in the San Diego City College Audubon Campus Chapter will also use these data points in their research projects.

Getting Started with eBird

  1. You will need an active eBird account – sign up here.
  2. There are two ways to record birds in the field – eBird Mobile or via the website.
  3. Create a personal list in the hotspot location using the instructions above, and then share to “SDASBirdingHotspot.”

See below for step-by-step instructions:

Need more help? Take the eBird Essentials course for free here, and check out this short video with a step-by-step guide on how to report your bird sightings on eBird, in English and Spanish.

Spread the word!

Submit your photos to our staff at conservation@sandiegoaudubon.org, and use the hashtags #SDAudubon and #BirdingHotspot on your social media posts. You can also tag our Instagram page.

PLEASE NOTE: By participating in this activity, you agree The San Diego River Park Foundation and partners are NOT responsible for any injury suffered and you waive any claim arising from participation in the event.

Presented by San Diego Audubon Society


San Diego River Mouth
5156 W Point Loma Blvd
San Diego, CA 92107 United States
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5/08/2021, 5/09/2021, 5/10/2021, 5/11/2021, 5/12/2021, 5/13/2021, 5/14/2021, 5/15/2021, 5/16/2021