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Monday, February 29, 2016

Indian Canyons

http://www.indian-canyons.com/hours.html

PRICES:
Adults.......................................... $9.00
Seniors (62+)................................$7.00
Children (6-12)..............................$5.00
Children (5 & Under).....................FREE
Students........................................$7.00
Military (with ID).............................FREE
Equestrian...................................$11.00

Santa Rosa Natl Monument VC

http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L604448

10 Black-throated Sparrows at the main feeder...good.
Been there once last time, at the last day of EB last year(toured the San Jacinto area back home, ditching the singles final lol)

Scott's Oriole reported at Indian Canyon

It was also spotted at Big Morongo last month.



Indian Canyons, Riverside County, California, US Map )
Date and Effort
Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:00 AM
Protocol:
Stationary
Party Size:
2
Duration:
2 hour(s)
Observers:
Stephen Spector
Species
20 species total
2
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Mourning Dove
3
Costa's Hummingbird
1
Nuttall's Woodpecker
1
Northern Flicker
1
Black Phoebe
3
Common Raven
2
Verdin
1
Cactus Wren
1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
8
Western Bluebird
8
Mountain Bluebird
© Stephen Spector
Mountain Bluebird, Indian Canyon, 2/9/16 pull off below Trading Post
© Stephen Spector
Mountain Bluebird, Indian Canyon, 2/9/16 pull off below Trading Post
© Stephen Spector
Mountain Bluebird, Indian Canyon, 2/9/16 pull off below Trading Post
© Stephen Spector
Mountain Bluebird, Indian Canyon, 2/9/16 pull off below Trading Post
1
Northern Mockingbird
2
Phainopepla
15
Yellow-rumped Warbler
2
Dark-eyed Junco
1
California Towhee
1
Scott's Oriole
adult male; photos at this visit poor; returned later to same spot (same tree!) for photos below;
© Stephen Spector
this photo taken later in day; not doubt same bird. Scott's Oriole, Indian Canyons, 2/9/16, turnout below Trading Post
© Stephen Spector
this photo taken later in day; not doubt same bird. Scott's Oriole, Indian Canyons, 2/9/16, turnout below Trading Post
25
House Finch
2
Lesser Goldfinch
Indian Canyons, Riverside County, California, US Map )
Date and Effort
Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:30 PM
Protocol:
Stationary
Party Size:
2
Duration:
30 minute(s)
Observers:
Diana Byrne
Species
7 species total
12
Mourning Dove
2
Black Phoebe
1
Cactus Wren
20
Western Bluebird
6
Northern Mockingbird
1
Scott's Oriole
Black head and black breast; yellow body; yellow lesser coverts; black wings with white wing bars
© Diana Byrne
Scott's Oriole on wire; black breast and yellow body
© Diana Byrne
Scott's Oriole in flight; yellow lesser covert
2
House Finch

Demuth Park

http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L1473254

Great Horned Owl is recorded at Desert Princess. Wonder if it's also still there at the oasis at Thousand Palms?


Birding links

http://www.coachellavalleypreserve.org/GuidedHikes.php


"CNLM Preserve gates are open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from May through September and from 7:00 am to 5:00 p.m. October through April"

Yes, on the 6th, Birdwalk. Should participate, then to Salton Sea Creek I guess. Or is this too much lol. Should I try to bird alone earlier or on another date? Hmm..


http://www.bigmorongo.org/

"The Preserve is open daily throughout the year--from 7:30 am to sunset"

Birdwalk on Wednesday, 2th and 9th.

"Weekly Bird Walks


  • Wednesday : Every week throughout year (except the day before or after holidays).  Start at 8am October through March.  Start at 7am April through September.


  • Saturday: Every 3rd Saturday during scheduled months.  No walks June through September.  Start at 8am October through March.  Start at 7am April and May.


Register at the feeders alongside the host trailer located at the north end of the parking lot - no fee.  The walk usually takes about two hours, but extensions are often available."

http://coachellavalleywildbirdcenter.org/

46-500 Van Buren Street – Indio, CA 92201
Address on the white mailbox at entrance driveway
Open daily
8am to Noon
 

FROM PLAM SPRINGS/CATHEDRAL CITY/ RANCHO MIRAGE/100 PALMS/P.D. SUN CITY/PALM DESERT

Take I-10 East to Golf Center Parkway, at top of off ramp, turn RIGHT
First stop light – Avenue 45, turn LEFT
Go down one mile (slow down when you get close to the one mile, get in left turn lane)
Turn LEFT at the white mailbox and signage over gate
We have a very large entrance driveway – no buildings are close to the street.
Once you turn left at the white mailbox you can’t miss us!

FROM LA QUINTA/ PGA WEST/ VISTA SANTA ROSA/TRIOLOGY

Go to Ave. 48 turn right (East) you will cross Van Buren St., do not take that one, the next stop light is Dillon Road, turn RIGHT over the railroad bridge.
On the other side of the bridge, turn LEFT onto Cabezon Ave. and go down one mile and turn RIGHT at the white mailbox.
We have a very large entrance driveway – no buildings are close to the street.
Once you turn left at the white mailbox you can’t miss us!

FROM INDIAN WELLS/LOW LANDS OF LA QUINTA/WEST INDIO 

Take Hwy 111 East to Golf Center Parkway turn left, next stop light is Avenue 45. Turn RIGHT and go one mile. The Entrance is on a sweeping left curve, get in left lane and turn LEFT at white mailbox.
We have a very large entrance driveway – no buildings are close to the street.
Once you turn left at the white mailbox you can’t miss us!

FROM NORTH INDIO 

Take Jackson street south to Ave. 45 (bottom of sailboard bridge) and turn LEFT. Cross Golf Center Parkway and go down one mile. Get in left turn lane. Turn LEFT at the white mailbox.
We have a very large entrance driveway – no buildings are close to the street.
Once you turn left at the white mailbox you can’t miss us!

"Bird Walks and Tours available on the first Saturday of each month, October through May, starting at 8:00 am.
This easy walk lasts approximately 1.5 to 2 hours, with an opportunity to see hawks, owls, roadrunners, ducks, stilts, geese and maybe even a pelican.
While we do not charge admission, your generosity is the only way we are able to continue this important work."

http://www.nps.gov/jotr/index.htm

The West Entrance is located five miles south of the junction of Highway 62 and Park Boulevard at Joshua Tree Village.
The North Entrance is in Twentynine Palms, three miles south of the junction of Highway 62 and Utah Trail.
The South Entrance near Cottonwood Spring is an access point along Interstate 10, 25 miles east of Indio.

Joshua Tree Visitor CenterOpen All Year; 8 am to 5 pm
Located one block south of Hwy 62 (Twentynine Palms Highway) at 6554 Park Boulevard, Joshua Tree, CA 92252.
 
Oasis Visitor CenterOpen All Year; 8:30 am to 5 pm
Located at park headquarters: 74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277, at the junction of Utah Trail and National Park Drive.
 
Cottonwood Visitor CenterOpen All Year; 8:30 am to 4 pm daily
Located eight miles north of Interstate 10 at Cottonwood Spring.
 
Black Rock Nature CenterOpen October through May
8 am to 4 pm except on Friday; Noon to 8 pm on Friday
Located at 9800 Black Rock Canyon Road, Yucca Valley, CA 92284, in Black Rock Campground.

Entrance Fee: $20
The park entrance fee is $20. This covers a 7-day vehicle permit, admitting the passengers of a single, non-commercial vehicle on the day of purchase and for the next six days. There is no separate 1-day permit; your receipt is good for re-entry if you come back anytime within the week.
The entrance fee is $10 for each motorcycle or bicycle. The fee per person on foot is also $10.

 
Free Entrance Days
Come celebrate the National Park Service Centennial with us! In honor of our 100th birthday, entrance to Joshua Tree and all other national park sites will be free on 16 days in 2016:
  • January 18 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
  • April 16-24 (National Park Week)
  • August 25-28 (National Park Service's 100th birthday weekend)
  • September 24 (National Public Lands Day)
  • November 11 (Veterans Day)
Other fees, such as camping and Keys Ranch tour fees, will still be charged on Free Entrance Days.

 

image of the 2015 Joshua Tree Park Pass, with climbers ascending a rock

Joshua Tree National Park Annual Pass: $30
This pass is valid for 12 months from the month of purchase. It covers the entrance fee to Joshua Tree National Park for the pass signee and accompanying passengers entering in a single, non-commercial vehicle. Joshua Tree Annual Passes are available at park entrance stations and visitor centers.

Birding schedule during IW

Plenty of time to bird during PQ;
Starting time(women of course) is
3/2 11, then 3
3/3 12
3/4 10
3/5 12

'Designed' to accomodate my birding needs!
Wednesday maybe should participate in Big Morongo weekly field trip? At least can bird 2 hours(starts at 8 methinks).
Anyway if you also count the 1st week of Q and MD(those also start at 10 and 11 or something.  Probably 11th will be the last, since I'm going to watch NCSU at PEPP on the 12th), too much time to bird lol.

Big Morongo and Covington Park is a must, but other than that, not that many hotspots to choose from. Thousand Palms(Was that field trip on Sunday, 8am), Coachella Wild Bird Center..of course there's Salton Sea, but already birded Unit 1 during PVCC National, so...still should go to Salt Creek at NE shore to spot that Yellow-footed Gull. Much nearer than Unit 1, which is at SE shore. Probably on 3/6, when there's no match.

Should I also bird Joshua Tree NP?  But it's so vast...should consult ebird reportings..

Krista Hardebeck' s results so far

From ITA.
No senioritis for her? Lol she lost so any times past two seasons I guess there's only a way up :p


DateEventRnd/PosTeamOpponentOpponent SchoolResultScore
2/28/2016Dual MatchPos. #3#41 Caroline Lampl
Krista Hardebeck
Anna Danilina
Brianna Morgan
#7 University of FloridaWin6-2
2/19/2016Dual MatchPos. #3#41 Caroline Lampl
Krista Hardebeck
Olivia Noble
Sofya Malysheva
#26 Fresno StateWin6-1
2/13/2016Dual MatchPos. #3#41 Caroline Lampl
Krista Hardebeck
Sofiko Kadzhaya
Aleksandra Zenovka
TCUWin6-0
2/5/2016Dual MatchPos. #3#41 Caroline Lampl
Krista Hardebeck
Jana McCord
Vanessa Nommensen
Saint Mary's College of CaliforniaU
1/30/2016Dual MatchPos. #3#41 Caroline Lampl
Krista Hardebeck
Frances Altick
Fernanda Contreras
#4 Vanderbilt UniversityWin6-2
1/29/2016Dual MatchPos. #3#41 Caroline Lampl
Krista Hardebeck
Tea Jandric
Zalina Khairudinova
#22 University of MississippiWin6-2
1/25/2016Dual MatchPos. #3#41 Caroline Lampl
Krista Hardebeck
Zeina El Tawil
Elizabeth Stephens
Santa Clara UniversityU
1/17/2016Freeman Memorial#41 Caroline Lampl
Krista Hardebeck
Spencer Liang
Peggy Porter
#7 University of FloridaLoss6-3
1/16/2016Freeman MemorialQuarterfinals#41 Caroline Lampl
Krista Hardebeck
#1 Whitney Kay
Hayley Carter
#6 North CarolinaLoss6-3
1/15/2016Freeman MemorialRound of 16#41 Caroline Lampl
Krista Hardebeck
Cristina Moroi
Anna Bogoslavets
#75 UNLVWin6-3
10/26/20152015 USTA/ITA Division I Women’s Northwest Regional ChampionshipSemifinals#41 Caroline Lampl
Krista Hardebeck
#52 Klara Fabikova
Olivia Hauger
#1 CaliforniaLoss3-6, 6-2, 1-0(7)
10/25/20152015 USTA/ITA Division I Women’s Northwest Regional ChampionshipQuarterfinals#41 Caroline Lampl
Krista Hardebeck
#25 Mayar Sherif Ahmed
Rana Sherif Ahmed
#26 Fresno StateWin8-5
10/25/20152015 USTA/ITA Division I Women’s Northwest Regional ChampionshipRound of 16#41 Caroline Lampl
Krista Hardebeck
Andrea Ka
Thyra Taune
Univ. of San FranciscoWin8-3
10/24/20152015 USTA/ITA Division I Women’s Northwest Regional ChampionshipRound of 32#41 Caroline Lampl
Krista Hardebeck
Emily Gibbens
Zoe Oedekerk
Cal PolyWin8-3
10/23/20152015 USTA/ITA Division I Women’s Northwest Regional ChampionshipRound of 64#41 Caroline Lampl
Krista Hardebeck
Kelli Woodman
Michelle Lui
Seattle UniversityWin8-5
2/28/2016Dual MatchPos. #4#72 Josie Kuhlman #7 University of FloridaWin6-4, 3-6, 7-5
2/19/2016Dual MatchPos. #3Rana Sherif Ahmed #26 Fresno StateWin6-0, 6-2
2/13/2016Dual MatchPos. #3Olaya Garrido-Rivas TCUWin4-6, 6-2, 6-2
2/5/2016Dual MatchPos. #3Clementine Clement Saint Mary's College of CaliforniaWin6-3, 6-3
1/30/2016Dual MatchPos. #3#23 Astra Sharma #4 Vanderbilt UniversityLoss6-4, 6-0
1/29/2016Dual MatchPos. #3#62 Mai El Kamash #22 University of MississippiWin6-2, 6-4
1/25/2016Dual MatchPos. #3Danielle Silva Santa Clara UniversityWin6-2, 6-1
1/16/2016Freeman MemorialQuarterfinals#2 Hayley Carter #6 North CarolinaLoss6-2, 6-2
1/15/2016Freeman MemorialRound of 16#72 Josie Kuhlman #7 University of FloridaWin7-5, 6-2
1/15/2016Freeman MemorialRound of 32Paola Artiga #75 UNLVWin6-2, 6-0
11/6/2015Bronco InvitationalDanielle Silva Santa Clara UniversityWin6-1 7-6 (5)
10/23/20152015 USTA/ITA Division I Women’s Northwest Regional ChampionshipRound of 64Madison Clarke Santa Clara UniversityLoss7-5, 4-6, 6-3
10/7/2015Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships#73 Wendy Zhang #13 University of Miami (Florida)Loss6-3, 6-4
10/6/2015Riviera/ITA Women's All-American ChampionshipsConsolationApichaya Runglerdkriangkrai #10 PepperdineWin6-4, 4-6, 6-4
10/6/2015Riviera/ITA Women's All-American ChampionshipsRound of 64#14 Ellen Perez #5 University of GeorgiaLoss6-3, 7-6(1)

Cruising in doubles since Freeman. Probably will keep playing that position with Lampl; Stanford rarely changes the doubles lineup.

For singles, after that shocking loss(maybe not more shocking any more) to Clarke, doing pretty well. She actually played well against Carter. Sharma match, can't comment. 
Could be pretty formidable at #4 position.