Fortuna Pond
28 Apr 00
85 & sunny, 0730-0930

6 Double-crested Cormorants
14 Coots
1 Hermit Thrush
4 Nashville Warblers
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler
10 Townsend's Warblers
20 Wilson's Warblers
2 Yellow-breasted Chats
3 Yellow Warblers
2 Common Yellowthroats
1 Lucy's Warbler
4 Orange-crowned Warblers
10 Warbling Vireos
1 Hermit Warbler
1 Black-headed Grosbeak

all the common swallows
all the common doves


Farmfields & Tamarisks between Fortuna Pond and the intersection of Hwy 95 & Ave 7E:
1 Ring-necked Pheasant (still doing fine in the valley)
3 Wilson's Phalaropes
7 Whimbrels
6 Willets
2 Long-billed Dowitchers
100+ Least Sandpipers
50+ Western Sandpipers
1 Olive-sided Flycatcher
100+ Lazuli Buntings
nesting red-tailed hawk

 


Snowy Egret

 

What a nice surprise to find a flooded field with shorebirds so close to Yuma!  Normally, you have to drive out to the Salton Sea for this kind of variety.