Thursday, September 9, 2010

I've spent the past two mornings working on the new Shoshone Wetlands trails.
Today I worked on the lovely path behind the towns' natural warm spring swimming pool.
The birding is excellent back there. It opens up into a previously inaccessible meadow with hundreds of butterflies and dragonflies. While I was working, the young Cooper's Hawk made a noisy appearance, as well as a beautiful male summer tanager and tons of migrating warblers. Now folks will be able to get a great close up window to a desert wetlands oasis.

The fall migration is heating up. Here is the list of some of the birds seen in the last Shoshone.
Turkey Vulture
Cooper's Hawk
Red Tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Gambel's Quail
Spotted Sandpiper
Mourning Dove
Eurasian Collared Dove
Greater Roadrunner
Great Horned Owl
Olive sided Flycatcher
Say's Phoebe
Western Kingbird
Barn Swallow
Common Raven
Red Breasted Nuthatch
Bewick's Wren
Cactus Wren
Black Tailed Gnatcatcher
Crissal Thrasher
Cedar Waxwing
Loggerhead Shrike
Cassin's Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Orange Crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Virginia's Warbler
Townsend's Warbler
Yellow Warbler
MacGillivray's Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Summer Tanager
Western Tanager
Black Headed Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak
Lazuli Bunting
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Brown Headed Cowbird
Lesser Goldfinch
House Finch

Come birding at Shoshone!

Please contact me by EMAIL at if you'd like to come to Shoshone Village for birding.
There are many wonderful birding hotspots nearby.
Shoshone Wetlands
Amargosa Canyon
China Ranch
Griwshaw Lake
Ash Meadows Wildlife Refuge
Death Valley National Park

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