Borrego Day Four

Tuesday, March 25, 2003, Led by Steve Shunk (See also...)

Photos by Bill Walker

82 Species at 2 Locations

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Gadwall SS
Mallard SS
Odontophoridae (New World Quail)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Phoenicopteridae (Flamingos)
Chilean Flamingo SS
Actually, these Flamingos are almost certainly zoo escapees from 20 years ago, according to the park ranger. We eliminated them as Greater Flamingos because they lacked the requisite tricolor bill and two-toned body.
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Sora (h) SS
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Willet SS
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Little Gull SS
A challenging identification, Bill took some pictures.
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Cuculidae (Cuckoos)
Strigidae (Owls)
Caprimulgidae (Nightjars and Allies)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Merlin SS
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Laniidae (Shrikes)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Remizidae (Penduline-Tits)
Verdin SS
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
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)
Legend
Anza Borrego Desert State Park, CA = ABDSP
Salton Sea, CA = SS

82 Species at 2 Locations

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Gadwall SS
Mallard SS
Odontophoridae (New World Quail)
Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Phoenicopteridae (Flamingos)
Chilean Flamingo SS
Actually, these Flamingos are almost certainly zoo escapees from 20 years ago, according to the park ranger. We eliminated them as Greater Flamingos because they lacked the requisite tricolor bill and two-toned body.
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Sora (h) SS
Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)
Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Willet SS
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Little Gull SS
A challenging identification, Bill took some pictures.
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Cuculidae (Cuckoos)
Strigidae (Owls)
Caprimulgidae (Nightjars and Allies)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Merlin SS
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
Laniidae (Shrikes)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Remizidae (Penduline-Tits)
Verdin SS
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
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)
Legend
Anza Borrego Desert State Park, CA = ABDSP
Salton Sea, CA = SS

82 Species at 2 Locations

Anza Borrego Desert State Park
Salton Sea
Chilean Flamingo
Actually, these Flamingos are almost certainly zoo escapees from 20 years ago, according to the park ranger. We eliminated them as Greater Flamingos because they lacked the requisite tricolor bill and two-toned body.
Little Gull
A challenging identification, Bill took some pictures.
Sora (h)

Trip Map

Trip Notes

This was a wild day, starting with another disappointing search for Le Conte's Thrasher, but ending with a sighting of said thrasher at Bull Willows, along with Common Poorwill's sighted (and heard) along the road back to the resort.