Thursday, February 18, 2010

February 18, 2010: Birding the Salton Sea Region

Today I had some time to bird around the Salton Sea in Southern California, and got quite a few nice photos:

Around the Sonny Bono NWR Visitor Center:
Eurasian Collared Dove
Anna's Hummingbird
Gambel's Quail
Above and Below:  My first shot of a Barn Owl

Cattle Egret

Around Ramer Lake - in Calipatria
Above and Below: Wilson's Snipe
American Kestrel
Abert's Towhee
Northern Mockingbird
Savannah Sparrow
White-Crowned Sparrow
Salt Cedar
Clark's Grebe
Western Grebe
Blue Gray Gnatcatcher
Mourning Dove
Pied-Billed Grebe

Sonny Bono NWR Unit 1
Northern Harrier
Greater White Fronted Geese
American White Pelican
Common Moorhen
White-Faced Ibis

Sonny Bono NWR Main area
Above and Below: Northern Shoveler

Long-Billed Curlews
Black-Bellied Plovers
American Avocet
Above and Below: American Pipit

Say's Phoebe
Ruddy Duck
Eared Grebe
American Coot
Greater Yellowlegs
Short-Billed Dowitchers
Burrowing Owl
White Pelican
Double Crested Cormorant
Eared Grebes
Ruddy Duck
Brown Pelican
I was fooled by this field of fake Snow Geese!
Cattle Egret
Short Billed Dowitcher
Black Necked Stilt and American Avocet
Western Grebe
Lesser Scaup

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