Total Bird Species seen on trip: 76                  Click here to see the list

Day one in the Coachella Valley (the area around Palm Springs)

Posted by birder on Sunday, March 25, 2012 Under: Day 1
On March 15 2012, I went to the Coachella Valley. I was settled at the place I was staying by mid afternoon, and in the neighborhood I look for birds. Here are some photos from day one.

Common Raven at the airport

On my walk in the neighborhood I stayed in, I also some Common Ravens. None were close enough for good photos, but there were many other things that cuaght my attention.

Mourning Doves

American Kestrels Mating
I returned to the spot I saw them mating at every day, and saw them all days but one.

Northern Mockingbird


Costa's Hummingbird

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Here is a list of birds I saw on this day (only 15 species because there was only couple of daylight hours left after I arrived.

American Kestrel

Rock Pigeon

Mourning Dove

Costa's Hummingbird

Black Pheobe

Say's Pheobe

Swallow sp. (possibly more than one specie)


Northern Mockingbird

Yellow Rumped Warbler

White-crowned Sparrow
Brewer's Blackbird

Great-tailed Grackle

House Finch

House Sparrow

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