California Bird & Photography Tour June 27-July 4, 2019

  • June 27, Day 1
    • Arrive at Palms Springs Airport then drive to Hilton Garden Inn Palm Springs/Rancho Mirage and check in. We will do some lite birding near resort and celebrate Gallus’ birthday.
  • June 28, Day 2
    • Drive to North end of Salton Sea for Yellow-footed Gull, Gambel’s Quail, Western Grebe, California Gull, Black-capped Gnatcatcher
  • June 29, Day 3
    • We will make the 2 hour drive Angeles National Forest in search of Flammulated Owl, Pinyon Jay, Lawrence’s Goldfinch, White-headed Woodpecker, Pacific-slope Flycatcher and Northern Spotted Owl (rare breeding species)
  • June 30, Day 4
    • Morning at beautiful Joshua Tree NP and then relaxing at resort for remainder of day to be well rested for long drive next morning
  • July 1, Day 5
    • Our longest drive of the trip to Piute Ponds where we hope for LeConte’s Thrasher, Bell’s Sparrow, Greater Roadrunner, and other desert species plus any summering ducks.
    • Night in Lancaster Area
  • July 2, Day 6
    • Short drive to Bitter Creek NWR area for California Condor
    • Night near Ventura
  • July 3, Day 7
    • Boat to Santa Cruz Island (weather and space permitting) for Island Scrub-jay and pelagics from the boat.
    • Night near LAX
  • July 4, Day 8
    • Flights home

 

Cost is $1450.00 per person, 2 person maximum. Cost includes rental vehicle, entry fees, hotel (share occupancy), boat fare to Santa Cruz Island (If boat is unavailable at $50.00 credit will be issued), water and light snacks. Does not include airfare, food, or tips.