San Diego Bird Festival
Pre-Festival Trip
Ensenada and Bahia de Todos Santos, Baja California Trip
March 2-4, 2009

This is one of the most popular and productive birding trips of the San Diego Bird Festival. We visited beaches, tidal mudflats, fresh and salt water marshes, sage scrub and grasslands, in the vicinity of Ensenada and Bahia de Todos Santos, located in northwestern Baja, California, Mexico. We saw American and Black Oystercatchers, Cassin's Kingbird, Gray Thrasher (endemic to Baja Califronia) and several "California" birds, such as Califronia Gull, Califronia Thrasher, California Towhee and California Gnatcatcher. We stayed at the lovely Estero Beach Resort where we saw Marbled Godwit and other wading birds in their private marsh. Leaders were Kurt Radamaker and Jake Mohlmann.

Total Number of Species Seen: 125

Map showing route traveled in Baja California, Mexico.