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  1. Seen in Cedar Breaks National Monument and Brain Head Townsends Solitaire Broad-tailed Hummer Crossboi Da Hecc? 😧 Western-wood Peweewee? I have audio if empid
  2. Day 3 : This day I just chilled at the Hotel, I did a bit of birding in the morning, where I saw a Rock Wren and baby Quails. At night I found a bunch of toads chilling on the lawn. Day 4 : Grand Canyon At 7 we embarked upon the 3 hour drive to the North Rim. Around 20 minutes away from the park we stopped to fill up on gas at Jacob Lake, while there I saw many Swallows chilling on the trees. While my brother went to the bathroom I explored a big flower patch made up of Hairy Goldenaster, on the flowers were tons of cool leps, the most common of which was the Dun Skipper. In the parking lot by the Visitor Center I saw 3 Grey-headed Juncos. The first trail be went on was Bright Angel Point Trail, along the trail I saw many VGSW dotting the cliffside and flying around the trees, at around halfway to the end of the point I found a singing Spotted Towhee and more swallows. For lunch we ate at the lodge, which had a nice little overlook where I looked for Condors ahem totally saw it don't look at the checklist. After lunch we went to Point Imperial the highest point in the park, after Point Imperial we went to Point Roosevelt where I didn't see any birds, but I did find a Bup a rare variety of beetle. Finally we made it to Cape Royal where we hiked upon the Cape Royal Trail while on the trail I saw a juvenile Spotted Towhee chilling in the bushes, from a rock formation known as the Angles Window I saw several Ravens soaring over the river.
  3. Greater Roadrunner in Mesquite Woodland Black-throated Sparrow in Mesquite Woodland Western Kingbird in Mesquite Woodland Rock Wren on the outskirts of Creosote Saltbush Scrub Idk if I should put my Grand Canyon and Zion stuff in here but the Koppen climate type there is Mediterranean not desert
  4. There was one in santa cruz called arryoro something something and I'm sure there's a bunch in humbolt and del norte
  5. ooOOOOOOooOOoo000 ⚫👻👻👻⚫
  6. It's cool in northern california 😱😱aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand we have at least one full stream with pure water 😍
  7. Downy Woodpecker Hairy Woodpecker I dunno this looks like a difference of white to me
  8. Seen in Zion NP I believe that this is a Great Basin Hairy Woodpecker due to the lack of white spots on the flight feathers expected in Interior West Downy, it was found on the trunk of a large mature tree which would be a much more favorable foraging spot for Hairy than Downy.
  9. Mendocino Coast Paintbrush Castilleja mendocinensis - Point Arena
  10. Bridges' Penstemon Penstemon rostriflorus - North Rim Grand Canyon
  11. Idk how to hummingbird Seen in Lytle Ranch Sus Hummingbird
  12. Day 1 : This day was made up with even more driving but this time with Joshua trees!! :)) We stopped at the Calico Ghost Town to see a old western town (and die of heat stroke). While there I saw HOSP HOFI and a Chukar (crossing sign). At around 5:00 we arrived at the Villa we were staying at, I soon learned that the particular building I was staying at had desert tortoises frequent the back, unfortunately I could not find any tortoises which were likely still in their burrows. However I did find several Quail and 6 Cottontails. Day 2 : Lytle Ranch Preserve. This was the first true day of birding. We arrived at around 7:30 (California time) and immediately went down the wrong road. Due to the detour I actually found one of my target species, the Virgin River Spinedace. That actually was a stroke of luck as the main river was completely dry. Near the ranches bathrooms I saw several Myiarchus and and Hummingbird feeding upon willow. In the orchard I heard the calls of Turkeys in the distance and watched Ravens eating fallen fruit. Suddenly a Kingbird burst out of the trees and started attacking one of the Ravens which was really cool to see. After walking by the orchard we reached a field dotted with Cottontails which were very cute but sadly no hawks wanted to look at them as well. We then crossed to the river side where a flock of Verdin became one with their inner Bushtit. I watched the flock for around 5 minutes and was just about to leave when guess who decided to join to party, 2 Lucys Warblers! Then we left because hot. Sadly I did not find my target bird, Bells Vireo which is known to breed in the area.
  13. Looking at recordings sounds much better for western
  14. no calling only opening it's mouth to pant, I did hear one a few hours later but it might not be the same one and I didn't get it on record
  15. Seen in Lytle Ranch Preserve. Bird 1 Bird 2 Bird 3 https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/352124841
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