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Morongo Valley Birds Safari              Wednesday, May 8  $300  ($240)

There is no better songbird safari in California than this Morongo Bird Safari.  My record here is 48 species in one day - everything from tanagers, bluebirds, flycatchers, grosbeaks, kingbirds, hawks, falcons, owls, thrashers, goldfinches, hummingbirds, wrens - and so many more.  The areas that we shoot in have an amazing variety of songbirds - all nesting, all active, and many of them insectivores that stay active after it warms up to feast on the rising winged bugs. We take advantage of not just the mating, feeding, and bonding activity - but the comfortable reclining chairs near the feeders at Big Morongo State Park offer some great bird feeder activity.

I was just there on April 28-29 and I think the peak bird photography is still a week away - so I'm going back for a 1 day safari.


We meet in Yucca Valley, CA - just a few miles from Morongo Valley on Wednesday morning, May 8 at the Denny's for breakfast at 7am.  I will stay the night before at the 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 Nestling

Cedar Waxwing

Lesser Goldfinch

Female Vermilion Flycatcher

Nuttall's Woodpecker

Red-tailed Hawk

Rosy-breasted Grosbeak

Black-headed Grosbeak

Yellow Warbler

Male Hooded Oriole

Anna's Hummingbird

Vermilion Flycatchers

Baby Long-eared Owl

Yellow-breasted Chat

Anna's Hummingbirds

Calliope Hummingbird

Allen's Hummingbird

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