Borrego Day Six

Thursday, March 27, 2003, Led by Steve Shunk (See also...)

Photos by Bill Walker

45 Species at Cleveland National Forest, CA

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Phasianidae (Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies)
Wild Turkey
We saw three males displaying and eight or ten females mostly ignoring them. The males were in their full glory, with blue heads, red wattles, and fully inflated air pouches. An astounding sight, vaguely reminiscent of our visit to the Sage Grouse lek at Malheur NWR.
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Strigidae (Owls)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Vireonidae (Vireos)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Paridae (Chickadees and Tits)
Aegithalidae (Long-tailed Tits)
Sittidae (Nuthatches)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Regulidae (Kinglets)
Sylviidae (Sylviids, Parrotbills and Allies)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)

45 Species at Cleveland National Forest, CA

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Phasianidae (Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies)
Wild Turkey
We saw three males displaying and eight or ten females mostly ignoring them. The males were in their full glory, with blue heads, red wattles, and fully inflated air pouches. An astounding sight, vaguely reminiscent of our visit to the Sage Grouse lek at Malheur NWR.
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
Pelecanidae (Pelicans)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Strigidae (Owls)
Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)
Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Vireonidae (Vireos)
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Hirundinidae (Swallows)
Paridae (Chickadees and Tits)
Aegithalidae (Long-tailed Tits)
Sittidae (Nuthatches)
Troglodytidae (Wrens)
Regulidae (Kinglets)
Sylviidae (Sylviids, Parrotbills and Allies)
Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies)
Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers)
Sturnidae (Starlings)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)
Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)

Trip Map

Trip Notes

Having left the desert, we spent the day in the mountains on the way to San Diego. Wonderful wildflowers, new habitats.