I have to thank my friend Bob Sutton
for reporting on this amazing birding location. In the first ten
hours I spent shooting there, over two different days, I
photographed 40 different species of birds. This area is a
spring nesting haven for many songbirds, including orioles,
grosbeaks, tanagers, hawks, wrens, warblers, woodpeckers, and others.
There is no better songbird photo safari in California than this, it
is the best! I expect to shoot 2000 images a day. The April
29-May 1 safari that just ended was awesome - going again on May 15.
We meet in Yucca Valley, CA - just a few miles from Morongo Valley
on Monday night before the safari starts Tuesday morning. There is a Super 8 hotel and a Travelodge in Yucca Valley.
Layered clothing is important in case its cool, but I expect it to
be warm (better bugs for the birds to feast on!).