In March 2013, I went to the Coachella Valley and surrounding areas in California (the Coachella Valley includes Indio, La Quinta, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Cathedral City, and more) for a 14-night trip. On the trip, I managed to see 97 bird species, photograph 94 of those 97, and see 8 birds for the first time (7 of which I photographed). Through this page, you can go to galleries of the photos from my trip, see the list of the 97 bird species I saw, and watch a video of the birds I saw on my trip.
Video tip: use 720p high-definition quality when playing the video (once you click play you can change the quality under the video)
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Trip bird list (total of 97 bird species)
Bold = seen only, not photographed (three species were seen only)
Underlined = life list addition (the first time I have seen this bird) - I got 8 lifers this trip
|American White Pelican|
|Great Blue Heron|
|Great Horned Owl|
|Northern Rough-winged Swallow|
Photo Galleries from the Trip
On my trip to the Coachella Valley in March 2013, I used a remote for my camera for the first time. This allowed me to get more unique photos of birds. Click here to see some images captured with the remote.