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Piping Plover at Salton Sea

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  • Bob Miller
    Hi all, Just got a call from Oscar Jonhnson who is currenty looking at a Piping Plover just north of the boat launch at Red Hill Marina on the south east end
    Message 1 of 4 , Aug 7, 2006
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      Hi all,

      Just got a call from Oscar Jonhnson who is currenty looking at a Piping
      Plover just north of the boat launch at Red Hill Marina on the south
      east end of the Salton Sea in Imperial County. He said it is on the
      sea side of the sand bar north of the boat launch.

      (!__!)
      (0V0) HAPPY BIRDING
      {}~~{} BOB MILLER
      =='''='''==

      Southwest Birders
      108 West I Street
      Brawley, CA. 92227
      Imperial County
      760-455-1413
      http://www.southwestbirders.com
      bob.miller@...
    • John Sterling
      Also got the call from Matt Brady about the adult Piping Plover......the Blue-footed Booby and the Reddish Egret are still at the north end of the sea. John
      Message 2 of 4 , Aug 7, 2006
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        Also got the call from Matt Brady about the adult Piping Plover......the Blue-footed Booby and the Reddish Egret are still at the north end of the sea.


        John Sterling

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        ----- Original Message -----
        From: Bob Miller
        To: CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Monday, August 07, 2006 11:33 AM
        Subject: [CALBIRDS] Piping Plover at Salton Sea


        Hi all,

        Just got a call from Oscar Jonhnson who is currenty looking at a Piping
        Plover just north of the boat launch at Red Hill Marina on the south
        east end of the Salton Sea in Imperial County. He said it is on the
        sea side of the sand bar north of the boat launch.

        (!__!)
        (0V0) HAPPY BIRDING
        {}~~{} BOB MILLER
        =='''='''==

        Southwest Birders
        108 West I Street
        Brawley, CA. 92227
        Imperial County
        760-455-1413
        http://www.southwestbirders.com
        bob.miller@...





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      • Bob Miller
        Hi all, Good looks at the Piping Plover found at the Salton Sea by Oscar Johnson this afternoon. (Thanks for the call Oscar!) There were about eight
        Message 3 of 4 , Aug 7, 2006
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          Hi all,



          Good looks at the Piping Plover found at the Salton Sea by Oscar Johnson this afternoon. (Thanks for the call Oscar!) There were about eight birders there when I arrived. Good stream of birders coming in as I left as well and the breeze was starting to die down. The breeze was the only thing that made standing out there for several hours bearable! Will it be there tomorrow? Your guess is as good as mine. Morning light would be the best as you will be looking directly to the west. Here is where to begin looking if you do come down. On the south east end of the Salton Sea, Sinclair Road to Garst Road to Red Hill Marina. Go left when you come onto Red Hill. Follow it around to and then past the boat launch and up the small rise to park on the flat area at the picnic tables and raised BBQ pits in the saddle between the two peaks of Red Hill. Look out on the sea to the west and you will see the sandbar (barnicales actually) seperated by a stretch of shallow water. There is a large plywood duck hunting blind on the sandbar and several more of them to the north of that. The Piping Plover spent almost the entire time within the first 50 feet north of that first blind. You will have to follow the well worn trail and walk out to the point to the north and west of you to get close enough for a good look. Snowy Plover and Semipalmarted Plover are there for comparison. The Piping Plover is very agressive (proper term!?) towards the Semipalm's and was putting on quite a show.



          An umbrella might look silly but you would probably get a good price from the highest bidder when you leave!



          See ya at the sea...........






          (!__!)
          (0V0) HAPPY BIRDING
          {}~~{} BOB MILLER
          =='''='''==

          Southwest Birders
          108 West I Street
          Brawley, CA. 92227
          Imperial County
          760-455-1413
          http://www.southwestbirders.com
          bob.miller@...
        • Tom Gardali
          The journal Western Birds is now available online (1970 - 2004). Go to the Searchable Ornithological Research Archive (SORA) http://elibrary.unm.edu/sora/ -
          Message 4 of 4 , Aug 7, 2006
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            The journal Western Birds is now available online (1970 - 2004). Go to the
            Searchable Ornithological Research Archive (SORA)
            http://elibrary.unm.edu/sora/ - the link is at the bottom under Browse
            Journals [Western Birds is not yet searchable through SORA].



            Tom



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