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
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!).