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Morongo Valley Birds Safari              Tuesday, May 15  $250  ($200)

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!).

Image Albums

Male/Female Summer Tanagers

Red-tailed Hawk chick

Cedar Waxwing

Red-tailed Hawk

Rosy-breasted Grosbeak

Black-headed Grosbeak

Male Vermilion Flycatcher

Female Vermilion Flycatcher

Male Vermilion Flycatcher

Vermilion with Fledglings

Vermilion with Fledglings

Vermilion with Fledglings

Fledgling Vermilion Flycatcher

Male Vermilion feeding Fledgling

Anna's Hummingbird

Ladderback Woodpecker

Yellow Warbler

Male Hooded Oriole

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