Amargosa Canyon birds

Observers: Chris McCreedy
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Date: 04/05/2005
Time: 08:44 PM -0400


Setting up plots today at the Amargosa Canyon. It is coming back incredibly fast after the burn in 2001, and the BLM is making some headway at controlling the tamarisk regrowth. Nesting Crissal Thrashers (young), Black-tailed Gnatcatchers (eggs), and Song Sparrows (eggs). No cowbirds yet, they arrived on our study sites in the lower Colorado River Valley last week. Nothing funky, and migration feels late this year. Lincoln's Sparrows, Hooded Orioles, Yellowthroats and several Lucy's Warblers singing, Western Kingbirds are arriving. There was a House Wren singing, I don't know if y'all have seen them yet. Great-tailed Grackles woke me up this morning at China Ranch. If you keep an Inyo County Mud List, the Amargosa Canyon has the most amazing mud you will ever see. It is like cement and is virtually impossible to remove and is now all over my laptop.