Los Angeles Audubon's Anza-Borrego field trip, March 19-20, 2016

Anza Borrego Badger | Photo by Roger Skidmore

Anza Borrego Badger | Photo by Roger Skidmore

Greater Roadrunner | Photo by Roger Skidmore

Greater Roadrunner | Photo by Roger Skidmore

Costa Hummingbird | Photo by Roger Skidmore

Costa Hummingbird | Photo by Roger Skidmore

Rock Wren | Photo by Lee Huniu

Rock Wren | Photo by Lee Huniu

Nick & Mary Freeman with Rosy Boa, very tame and beautiful. | Photo by Lee Huniu 

Nick & Mary Freeman with Rosy Boa, very tame and beautiful. | Photo by Lee Huniu

California Thrasher | Photo by Lee Huniu

California Thrasher | Photo by Lee Huniu

Ladder-backed Woodpecker, female | Photo by Lee Huniu

Ladder-backed Woodpecker, female | Photo by Lee Huniu

Sphinx-Moth-Caterpillar-Hawkfood-by-Lee-Huniu WEB Sphinx Moth Caterpillar (Hawk food) | Photo by Lee Huniu

Sphinx Moth Caterpillar (Hawk food) | Photo by Lee Huniu

Black-tailed Gnatcatcher | Photo by Lee Huniu

Black-tailed Gnatcatcher | Photo by Lee Huniu

List submitted by Kurt Leuschner, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

90 bird species

American White Pelican – LH

Mallard – Club Circle Resort

American Wigeon – CCR

Northern Shoveler – LH

Green-winged Teal - LH

Cinnamon Teal – pair – CCR

Ring-necked Duck - CCR

Wild Turkey – Warner Springs (Freemans)

Western Grebe – Lake Henshaw, many

Clark’s Grebe - LH

Double-crested Cormorant – LH one

Great Blue Heron – LH two

Great Egret - LH

Turkey Vulture – BS, LH

Bald Eagle – LH

Golden Eagle – 2 over the Birdwatcher, Julian

Northern Harrier - LH

Red-shouldered Hawk – Julian - heard

Red-tailed Hawk – Sentenac Canyon Birding Trail

Swainson’s Hawk – BS Hundreds!

American Kestrel – Julian

California Quail – Heard at Old Mine Road

American Coot – CCR, LH

Killdeer – Borrego Sewage Pond

Black-necked Stilt - LH

Ring-billed Gull - LH

Band-tailed Pigeon – Barrel Spring, Ranchita, many

White-winged Dove – BS

Common Ground-Dove – CCR, one

Mourning Dove – BS

Eurasian Collared-Dove - BS

Greater Roadrunner - BS

Barn Owl – BS, Ken’s

Costa’s Hummingbird – BS

Anna’s Hummingbird – BS

Rufous Hummingbird - Julian

Acorn Woodpecker -  Julian

Ladder-backed Woodpecker – TG

Nuttall’s Woodpecker – Scissors Crossing

Northern Flicker – Julian

Vermilion Flycatcher – one male TG

Black Phoebe – BS

Say’s Phoebe – BS

Western Kingbird – TG

Cassin’s Kingbird – near Lake Henshaw

Loggerhead Shrike – BS

Bell’s Vireo – one heard near Scissors Crossing

Western Scrub-Jay – Julian, Barrel Spring

Common Raven – BS

American Crow – Julian

Violet-green Swallow – LH

Tree Swallow – hawk watch site

Barn Swallow – Borrego Sewage

Oak Titmouse – Wynola Rd, Julian (heard)

Mountain Chickadee – Julian at Ken’s

Verdin – BS

Bushtit – Scissors Crossing

Bewick’s Wren – TG

Cactus Wren – TG

House Wren- one heard near Scissor’s Crossing

Rock Wren – Scissors Crossing

Black-tailed Gnatcatcher – TG heard

Western Bluebird – Julian

Northern Mockingbird – BS

Sage Thrasher – 6 total Old Springs Rd., YW, Clark Dry Lake

California Thrasher – YW and Sewage Pond

Le Conte’s Thrasher – Old Springs Road

European Starling – BS

Phainopepla – TG, BS

Yellow-rumped Warbler – TG

Orange-crowned Warbler - YW

Common Yellowthroat – Borrego Sewage

Spotted Towhee - Julian

California Towhee – Julian

Black-throated Sparrow – TG (heard)

Lark Sparrow – near Lake Henshaw

Savannah Sparrow – Borrego Sewage Pond

Brewer’s Sparrow – many singing YW…

White-crowned Sparrow – TG

Dark-eyed Junco – Julian

Western Meadowlark – LH

Red-winged Blackbird - CCR, Julian

Great-tailed Grackle – BS

Brewer’s Blackbird – CCR

Tricolored Blackbird – near LH

Brown-headed Cowbird – CCR

Hooded Oriole – BS

House Finch – BS

Lesser Goldfinch – TG etc.

Lawrence’s Goldfinch – Heard at TG

Pine Siskin - Julian

House Sparrow – BS

Some butterflies:

Becker’s White

Painted Lady

Sleepy Orange

Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch

Duskywing (skipper)

Marine Blue

Some mammals:

Coyote

Peninsular Bighorn Sheep – 2 ewes and 2 lambs

Desert Cottontail

Badger (hole)

Bobcat

Beechy’s Ground Squirrel

Mule Deer

Reptiles and Insects:

Banded Gecko

Rosy Boa

Side-blotched Lizard

Great Basin Whiptail

Zebra-tailed Lizard

Spider Beetle

White-lined Sphinx Moth Caterpillars

Some Wildflowers:

Cryptantha or Forget-me-Not

Checker Fiddleneck

California Primrose

Dune Primrose

Ceanothus blooming

Daffodils

Wild Heliotrope

Fremont or Desert Pincushion

Bajada Lupine

Brittlebush

Dune Sunflower

Desert Sunflower

Desert Dandelion

Desert Chicory

Whispering Bells

White Sage

Sand Verbena


PDF May/June 2016 Western Tanager Vol. 82 No. 5 (2,855KB)

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