Monday, March 23, 2009

March 23, 2009: Pinyon Flats and Palm Springs, California

had a little bit of time before the conference to do some birding and visit the desert. I stopped at the Pinyon Flats Cahuila Tewanet Overlook (link) on Highway 74 south of Palm Springs in the high desert. Then, a brief stop before class at Indian Canyons in Palm Springs.

Cahuila Overlook photos:
Cactus in the AM sun
Bewick's Wren
Above and Below: Morning desert views

Spotted Towhee (above and below)

more desert yucca
Northern Flicker (Pinyon Crest, CA)

View from CA-74 looking down at Palm Springs
Indian Canyon Photos:
Side-Blotched Lizard
Flyover Red-Tailed Hawk
California Towhee
Barrel cactus
Pacific Slope Flycatcher
Lincoln's Sparrow
Palms in the canyon
Above and Below: Costa's Hummingbird

Above and Below: Scott's Oriole

White-Crowned Sparrow
Above and Below: Cooper's Hawk

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