RE:[CALBIRDS] Las Vegas to Sacramento birding
Check out my website and especially the page
http://www.natureali.org/birding.htm for where to bird in Kern County, then
download a copy of the Kern Bird Checklist -
Also have your friend check Bob Barnes fantastic site guide at
http://www.valleywild.org/krvbirdtips.htm for birding in the Kern Valley and
southern Sierra. The Kern Valley now has multiple flocks of mountain and
western bluebirds along with lots of raptors. Kern Valley bird checklist
with s/d http://kern.audubon.org/checklist.htm
I just finished my Buena Vista CBC in the southern San Joaquin Valley and
found around 400 hundred white pelicans and 109 other species in the area
around the Kern River Bike Path. http://www.natureali.org/CBCs/BVcbc.htm.
There are hyperlinks to other area CBCs from year's past with photos of
birds seen on each.
The China Lake CBC also recorded some great numbers around Ridgecrest
including lots of Long-eared Owls. People interested in Kern County birding
should sign up for Michael McQuerrey's yahoo group to see what locals are
Also, the numbers of Sandhill Cranes at Pixley NWR in neighboring Tulare
County are up in the thousands now. http://www.natureali.org/pixley.htm The
fog has not been too bad so far this year so the visibility should be pretty
good. See my report on my visit there a few years ago (in Internet Explorer
you can hear the cranes flying overhead).
I just wrote a new spotlight on diversity article on my home page for people
looking for winter activities in Kern County. So visit that also, it
hyperlinks to other sites and pages pertinent to the topic.
Good birding and happy holidays.
P.O. Box 153
Weldon, CA 93283
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biodiversity with the world."