A list of the birds I saw at:
One of the first settlers in the canyon was Judge Hyde who built a house and began farming in Tecolote Canyon in 1872. Farming and ranching continued until World War II and as late as 1953, cattle were still grazing the canyon. Startled residents sometimes found mounted cowboys herding stray cows out of the backyards of the canyon's rim-side homes. Tecolote Canyon was purchased by the City of San Diego in 1978.