Kit Carson birds this morning
Greg Gillson <greggillson@...>
Visited Kit Carson park in Escondido May 4th. The best place for migrants seems to be the Girl Scout parking lot a few minutes after dawn. Then walked the west perimeter trail.
Nothing rare (a pair of fly over Purple Finches the most unusual) but good numbers of several migrants. 60 total species.
A dozen or more each Western Tanagers, Pacific-slope Flycatchers, Black-headed Grosbeaks, Hooded Orioles, and Swainson's Thrushes made up the most abundant migrants.
6 Chats have declared territories. One Ash-throated Flycatcher. Only heard one Bell's Vireo by the picnic area away from the usual area which was to noisy for me to hear anything with traffic.
Site guide from May 2016: