Where can I find Roadrunners and Phainopeplas?
- I have been staying on the San Francisco Peninsula for about a year
while working at a temporary job. Before long, I will be moving back
to my home in Illinois. I have had a great time birding and hiking
around the SF Bay area, and on a few occasions in the Sierras, and
have added more than fifty birds to my life list since coming out
here. Before I leave, there are two more California birds which I
would like to add to my life list: the Phainopepla and the Greater
Roadrunner. If anyone can recommend to me a place where either or
both of these birds can reliably be found, I would much appreciate
it. Preferably, the place would be within a few hours drive from San
Mateo, where I am staying, but if it will take an overnight road
trip, that is okay. If the place also has some scenic hiking, that
would be a bonus.