Birding Outing: Dairy Mart Ponds and the Bird and Butterfly Garden
San Diego, CA
United States of America
Sunday, September 10, 2023, 8:00AM – 11:00AM
Dairy Mart Ponds and the Bird and Butterfly Garden
Google Maps: Dairy Mart Parking Lot, GPS: 32.5541, -117.0631
Bird and Butterfly Gardens Parking Lot, GPS: 32.5536, -117.0842
Leaders: Peter Thomas and others
Dairy Mart Ponds are an outstanding birding spot in our south county with a bird blind, elevated viewing sites, and improved trails. These ponds, on the northeast edge of the Tijuana River
Valley, are surrounded by willows and other riparian trees and shrubs, and support patches of freshwater marsh vegetation. We will view the ponds and walk the trails, looking for any
migrants, as well as expected year-round residents. The number of notable raptors seen here can be high. Later we will travel by car/caravan to the Bird and Butterfly Garden to see what might
Easy walking No restrooms. Capped at 15 participants.
Directions: Take Highway 5 south to the Dairy Mart Road exit. Turn right on Dairy Mart Road and go past the apartments on the right. Park and meet in the dirt parking area on the right,
opposite to Camino de la Plaza.