Rare or Local Southwestern Birds
last update: 7 Nov 2002


Gulls

 

SPECIES WHERE to LOOK STATUS BEST TIME NOTES
Blue-footed Booby Salton Sea Very Rare Late summer post-breeding visitor from Mexico
Brown Booby Salton Sea Very Rare Late summer post-breeding visitor from Mexico
Black Rail Mittry Lake, West Pond Common Permanent Resident best heard in spring
Clapper Rail Colorado River, Salton Sea Uncommon Permanent Resident best heard in spring
Magnificent Frigatebird Red Hill Marina (Salton Sea) Rare Late summer   
Yellow-footed Gull Salton Sea (look along shore)
esp. at Obsidian Butte
Common Late summer, fall, a few usually winter post-breeding visitor from Mexico
Wood Stork Salton Sea (sw of Davis Road) Uncommon Summer post-breeding visitor from Mexico
Prairie Falcon Gila River Valley, Imperial Valley Uncommon Permanent Resident look on telephone poles
Peregrine Falcon Salton Sea, esp. Davis Road Uncommon Winter Visitor around the old bath house along Davis Rd, Salton Sea
Gilded Flicker Camino del Diablo (usually in saguaros) Uncommon Permanent Resident  
Leconte's Thrasher Camino del Diablo (around & in ironweed trees) Rare Permanent Resident best found in late winter/early spring
Crissal Thrasher Mittry Lake, Finney Lake (in brush) Uncommon Permanent Resident easiest in very early spring when singing


Photos Henry D. Detwiler & Bob Miller