There is no better songbird safari in
California than this Morongo Valley 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 have an amazing variety of songbirds - all
nesting, and active. The mornings and days
are comfortable, but can warm up in the afternoon - so a hat,
sunscreen, lipbalm, etc are needed.
For those who don't ride with me, we meet in Yucca Valley, CA - just
a few miles east of Morongo Valley on the morning of April 24.
I drive in that morning and then stay that night at a local hotel.
There are hotels and cafes in Yucca Valley, while Morongo Valley has
a gas station and cafe only.
The deposit is 50% via check, Paypal, Venmo, or credit card, and
the balance is due halfway between the deposit date and the
safari date unless you are booking within 3 months, then
full payment is due. Check the main safari page for other
I've spent my 40-year wildlife photography career shooting
in the American West. The first 24
years shooting out of Utah, the past 16 years out of
California. The photo safaris that I lead are all to
the best locations, at the best times, during peak wildlife
activity periods. What a rush it has been.
Difficulty Level :
years we have shot long-eared owl chicks at a nest, great
horned owls at a nest, red-tailed hawks at a nest, and
numerous other birds.
Dates : Wednesday, April 24-25
max of 6 clients.
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