Mallards are abundant in San Diego.  I see them in lagoons, bays, rivers, estuaries, creeks and more.  I even see mallards on sidewalks and in shopping centers, in parks, fountains, and pools.

I have also encountered Mallard hybrids.  To date I have only seen the mallard hybrids in two locations.  Mission Valley and Santee Lakes.  Santee Lakes has a few more variations.  The one at Mission Valley is pictured first below.

Muscovy x Mallard

I have organized this page by year and by zip codes with dates.  The year and the mallard photos for the year are shown by location with zip codes and the associated dates and images.  The previous year is shown next with the same info for that year, etc.



San Elijo Lagoon


March 18th, 2017  


Bessemer Path

February 20th, 2017

January  – 4th, 6th, & 16th, 2017


I see mallards most often in this zip code.  The population of mallards in Mission Valley is more than I have encountered in other areas that I have seen them.  I see them on the sidewalks sometimes here and also in the nearby shopping centers.  I also frequent the same area where a large group tend to congregate.

Mission Valley

The galleries typically contain all dates per month in a gallery for location.  April galleries are different for this location.  April is shown as per date galleries for the month.  There were two clutches of ducklings located here.  I took a lot of images while they were still young.  What can I say other than “baby ducks”?  🙂

This location also has a frequent visitor/resident of a Muscovy x Mallard, or as I like to say “WTD”.   What The Duck?  Another reason for larger galleries at this location.

June 4th, 11th, and 29th, 2017

May 1st, 8th, 14th, 16th, 21st, 25th, 26th, and 28th, 2017

April 21st, 2017

April 17th, 2017

April 13th, 2017

April 12th, 2017

April 10th, 2017

April 9th, 2017

March 11th, 26th, and 31st, 2017
(San Diego River at Camino del Este)

February 5th, 15th, And 25th
(San Diego River at Camino del Este)


San Diego River

March 15th, 2017

San Diego River Estuary

March 28th, 2017

Hospitality Point Park


March 26th and 31st, 2017

February 28th, 2017


(San Diego River at Mission Valley Preserve)
March 15th


Marian R. Bear Natural Park 
March 6th, 2017 (merge of San Clemente Canyon and Rose Canyon creeks)