Re: [CALBIRDS] Maricopa Thrasher Trespassing Warning
- From the north end of Petroleum Club where it starts just south of Taft, if you drive a mile or less down PCR, there is a dirt road on the west side of the road that goes up a not-steep, moderately low hill. LETHs are in this area. I don't recall that there are wells in this particular vicinity or that the road is blocked off or anything, although I could be mistaken.
North Hills, Ca.
At 12:24 PM 2/10/2013, Brad Schram wrote:
>I just received an email from a Virginia birder who had followed
>directions in "A Birder's Guide to Southern California" to Petroleum
>Club Road in Maricopa, looking for LeConte's Thrasher. He said he'd
>walked about 50 yards down a dirt road off Petroleum Club when he was
>approached by Chevron security guards who detained him for awhile in an
>extended conversation. They were reluctant to just let him apologize
>and leave, even though the area is not posted and he was in an area with
>no active wells.
>If you go to Maricopa to look for LeConte's Thrashers, please stay on
>the public roads and their immediate shoulders. It looks like Chevron
>may be ratcheting up security in the salt bush there.