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