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Monday, February 29, 2016

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.

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