Salton Sea, May 29, 2000
Elmore Ranch, Red Hill Trail, & Finney Lake, 89-110, sunny (of course!)
Bob Miller, Henry Detwiler, and Mike Nestingen
72 species total

This was a trip to hunt for the Black-bellied Whistling Duck (less than 10 records for the Imperial Valley).   We found a pair of them on the Elmore Ranch, a private ranch on the sw corner of the Sea.



1 Pied-billed Grebe
2 Eared Grebe
3 Western Grebe
4 Clark's Grebe
5 Double-crested Cormorant
6 American White Pelican
7 Brown Pelican
8 Fulvous Whistling-Duck
9 Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
10 Ruddy Duck
11 Brant
12 Mallard
13 Cinnamon Teal
14 Redhead
15 Snowy Egret
16 Great Blue Heron
17 Great Egret
18 Cattle Egret
19 Green Heron
20 Black-crowned Night-Heron
21 White-faced Ibis
22 Turkey Vulture
23 American Kestrel
24 Gambel's Quail
25 Common Moorhen
26 American Coot
27 Whimbrel
28 Spotted Sandpiper
29 Long-billed Dowitcher
30 Black-necked Stilt
31 American Avocet
32 Black-bellied Plover (Gray)
33 Killdeer
34 Snowy Plover
35 Ring-billed Gull
36 California Gull

37 Herring Gull
38 Laughing Gull
39 Gull-billed Tern
40 Caspian Tern
41 Forster's Tern
42 Black Skimmer
43 Rock Dove
44 Mourning Dove
45 White-winged Dove
46 Common Ground-Dove
47 Greater Roadrunner
48 Burrowing Owl
49 Lesser Nighthawk
50 Anna's Hummingbird
51 Gila Woodpecker
52 Black Phoebe
53 Western Kingbird
54 Loggerhead Shrike
55 Northern Mockingbird
56 European Starling
57 Cactus Wren
58 Verdin
59 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
60 Cliff Swallow
61 Horned Lark
62 House Sparrow
63 House Finch
64 Common Yellowthroat
65 Lark Sparrow
66 Abert's Towhee
67 Yellow-headed Blackbird
68 Red-winged Blackbird
69 Western Meadowlark
70 Great-tailed Grackle
71 Brewer's Blackbird
72 Brown-headed Cowbird



Photos Henry D. Detwiler

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