Mono County BBS routes available
- Hi, Calbirders.
I'm looking for a volunteer to take over two Breeding Bird Survey
routes in southern Mono County that I no longer have time to run.
One route goes by Crowley Lake through Long Valley; the other wends
over the Benton Range and up Adobe Valley. Both offer spectacular
scenery, including snowy peaks of the eastern Sierra, and fabulous
birds. Breeding bird highlights include Greater Sage-Grouse, Willet,
Wilson's Snipe, Wilson's Phalarope, Common Nighthawk, Gray
Flycatcher, Pinyon Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Green-tailed Towhee,
Brewer's Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, and Sage Sparrow.
If you're interested, have good hearing, and know or are willing to
learn the songs and calls of these and other transmontane birds,
please let me know. These routes should be run in early June.
More information about the North American Breeding Bird Survey is
available here: <http://www.mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/>.