Field Trips

Wednesday, June 20th, 6:30am
A CANYON WALK -- PINECREST (off Emigration Canyon)
Leader: Deedee O'Brien

This is a 2 1/2 mile roundtrip walk along an old mining railroad grade that winds in and out of small canyons. There is no altitude gain, but the trail is uneven and can be muddy. Target birds include Lazuli Buntings, Green-tailed Towhees, MacGillivray's Warblers, and Broad-tailed Hummingbirds showing off their courtship display. Regardless of what birds are in, the views will be spectacular and the wildflowers in bloom. Join us!

Meet at the eastern end of the parking lot at Ruth's Diner, 4 miles up Emigration Canyon at 6:30am.

Call Deedee at 272-8060 if you plan to attend.

Canyon Walk - Pinecrest (30 species)

Turkey Vulture, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Golden Eagle, Rock Pigeon, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, Dusky Flycatcher, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Steller’s Jay, Western Scrub-Jay, Black- billed Magpie, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Swainson’s Thrush, American Robin, Orange-crowned Warbler, Virginia’s Warbler, Yellow Warbler, MacGillivray’s Warbler, Western Tanager, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Vesper Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, House Finch

Swainson’s Thrush, Vesper Sparrow, Warbling Vireo and Yellow Warbler were heard only.
Special thanks to Colby Neuman

A Virginia’s Warbler nest with two hatchlings and one egg in it was found by Pat Jividen

Turkey Vulture
Northern Harrier
Red-tailed Hawk
Golden Eagle
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Northern Flicker
Dusky Flycatcher
Cordilleran Flycatcher
Warbling Vireo
Steller’s Jay
Western Scrub-Jay
Black-billed Magpie
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Swainson’s Thrush
American Robin
Orange-crowned Warbler
Virginia’s Warbler
Yellow Warbler
MacGillivray’s Warbler
Western Tanager
Green-tailed Towhee
Spotted Towhee
Vesper Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Black-headed Grosbeak
Lazuli Bunting
House Finch


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