Monday, February 19, 2007

BMB07/03 Dos Palmas Friday 16th February 2007

We did not know what to expect, but 24 Big Morongo Birders made our first visit to Dos Palmas and were blessed with fine weather, no wind and a preserve which was new to many of us. We were pleased to see Kurt on a rare visit, Martha on a first time with BMB, and Doris & Becky, both bird glancers.

American Widgeon

American Coot


American Kestrel


Cinnamon Teal

Ruby Crowned Kinglet

Ruddy Duck

Ring-necked Duck

Lesser Scaup

Red Tailed Hawk



N Mockingbird


Yellow-rumped Warbler

House Finch

White-throated Swift

Green Heron

Red-shafted Flicker

Abert’s Towhee

Common Raven

Song Sparrow

Black Phoebe

Eared Grebe

White Pelican*

Scrub Jay

Ring-billed Gull

Cedar Waxwing

Say’s Phoebe

European Starling

Brown Pelican*

* In dispute - brown and white are difficult to separate!!

All in all an excellent morning, if rather more walking than either Doris or you scribe cared for, but well worth a return visit. Sig had an unfortunate argument with a sand dune (sort of) but with a little help from the BMB heavies it became a minor glitch.
Many thanks to Dee for taking us by the scenic route, Mrs M for duty scribe, and Capn Sandy for giving me the list.

Oak Glen Saturday March 3rd 2007
Meet at Denny's, Indian & I10 Palm Springs for car pooling at 7.30am. Bring Water and a snack, but we will be back by lunch time.

Barry Parkes