I have been keeping track of SDbirds rare bird alerts since leaving California. And since that Eurasian Tree Sparrow isn't happening due to lack of being able to afford gas, I have some promising stuff to look forward to.
Note that all the below birds have been spotted in the last couple of weeks. All our either lifers or county birds. And all are from the Imperial beach/TJ river valley area
Tricolored Heron, Rufous-backed Robin, and longspurs galore in Imperial County
Even farther afield, up in Santa Barbara,
Baikal Teal (ME WANT BAD!!!1st chaseable state bird)
Fulvous Whistling duck