California Gnatcatcher in San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve
- Hi folks,
I know many traveling birders look for California Gnatcatchers in Southern California.
I did the same during a recent trip to San Diego.
As a nice Christmas present,
late in the morning on December 25, 2011, I got several
California Gnatcatchers on the south side of the
San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve in Solana Beach, California.
Here's a short video of the birds I saw:
The trail map is here:
The birds were on both sides of the
Gemma Parks Interpretive trail through the
area marked "CSS" (i.e. Coastal Sage Scrub) on the above map.
They were quite active and noisy around 11 AM in calm, sunny weather.
Happy New Year!