Borrego Day Three

Monday, March 24, 2003, Led by Steve Shunk (See also...)

Photos by Bill Walker

84 Species at Salton Sea, CA

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills)
White-faced Ibis
We saw thousands of these fly in to roost at sunset. Really amazing.
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Inca Dove
We saw at least five or six doves today, and four of them were new to us. We have designated the Inca Dove as our official 300th life bird.
Strigidae (Owls)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Laniidae (Shrikes)
Vireonidae (Vireos)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Alaudidae (Larks)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Remizidae (Penduline-Tits)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Polioptilidae (Gnatcatchers)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits)
Ptilogonatidae (Silky-flycatchers)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)

84 Species at Salton Sea, CA

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills)
White-faced Ibis
We saw thousands of these fly in to roost at sunset. Really amazing.
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Inca Dove
We saw at least five or six doves today, and four of them were new to us. We have designated the Inca Dove as our official 300th life bird.
Strigidae (Owls)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Laniidae (Shrikes)
Vireonidae (Vireos)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Alaudidae (Larks)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Remizidae (Penduline-Tits)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Polioptilidae (Gnatcatchers)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits)
Ptilogonatidae (Silky-flycatchers)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Icteridae (Troupials and Allies)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)

84 Species at Salton Sea, CA

Salton Sea
Inca Dove
We saw at least five or six doves today, and four of them were new to us. We have designated the Inca Dove as our official 300th life bird.
White-faced Ibis
We saw thousands of these fly in to roost at sunset. Really amazing.

Trip Map

Trip Notes

Our first time at the Salton Sea, a very surreal place. Hot, smelly, brimming with bird life.