In addition to Carruthers Canyon, Keystone Canyon on the northern side of the New York Mountains is also a good place for finding Grey Vireo, particularly at this time of year. The north side of Clark Mountain is also good. The birds that I've heard and/or seen were in pinyon-juniper habitat, sometimes extending down into the upper boundary with Joshua trees.
To get into Carruthers, Keystone, and Clark Mountain it really helps to have a high clearance vehicle with four-wheel drive and sturdy tires. I went up to Clark Mountain once in my Saturn, but _only_ once...
---- Jim Greaves <lbvi.man@...
> Where is a GOOD place to see Gray Vireo in California, where one is
> relatively sure of seeing one, or more? I would really like to
> finally see all the "gray" vireos [Least Bell's, Plumbeus, Gray]
> before I get too old to see gray things in the shadows [no apology to
> Art Bell] - Thanks! - Jim Greaves, Santa Barbara