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Salton Sea Field Trip
January 8 - January 9
Register for the trip by emailing the leader, Pete Robertshaw, at PeterRobertshaw@verizon.net to receive the details of where and when to meet. Please make your own hotel reservation in Brawley. Pete recommends the Brawley Inn, but there are other options. You will need to fill out a liability waiver.
We will start early Saturday afternoon, near the north end of the Salton Sea, then bird down the west side of the lake to Unit 1. We’ll spend the night in Brawley, bird a little around the town ear-ly on Sunday and then work our way north on the east side of the lake, stopping at a few hotspots before heading home Sunday afternoon. Please note that the trip will require a limited amount of driving on unpaved roads.
Target birds: thousands of Snow and Ross’s Geese, Sandhill Cranes, lots of ducks and waders, rails, raptors, Burrowing Owls, and desert species like Gambel’s Quail, Abert’s Towhee, doves, Gila and Ladder-Backed Woodpeckers, and Vermilion Flycatcher.