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Birds of  the Western USA
An unexpected trip back to Nevada USA for
the summer of 2010 gave us a whole new
area to be looking for birds not to mention a
very different type of bird...desert and
mountain dwellers.

We purchased a plasticized pocket guide
Southwestern Birds by Waterford Press
for $5.95 and found it to be quite inclusive.

The local Red Rock Audubon Society in Las
Vegas listed eleven places locally for spotting
and photographing birds. The best website,
however, for birding and otherwise belongs
to
Jim Boone and it's outstanding.
Western tanager - Mt. Charleston, Nevada
Western scrub jay
Mt. Charleston, Nevada
Black phoebe
Clark County Wetlands Park, Nevada

There are nearly 500 species of birds...
visitors and residents... identified in
Nevada. Of these, 288 have been identified
in the Clark County Wetlands Park.
American coot
Clark County Wetlands Park, Nevada
Common moorhen
Clark County Wetlands Park, Nevada
Yellow-breasted chat
Clark County Wetlands Park, Nevada
Snowy egret
Clark County Wetlands Park
Great blue heron
Clark County Wetlands Park, Nevada
Greater roadrunner (beep-beep)
Clark County Wetlands Park, Nevada
Common merganzer
Clark County Wetlands Park, Nevada
Red-winged blackbird
Clark County Wetlands Park, Nevada
Brown-headed cowbird
Clark County Wetlands Park, Nevada
Yellow-headed blackbird
Clark County Wetlands Park
Great-tailed grackle
Clark County Wetlands Park, Nevada
Green heron
Clark County Wetlands Park
Gambal's quail
Clark County Wetlands Park, NV
Common yellowthroat
Clark County Wetlands Park, Nevada
American avocet
Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
Ruddy duck
Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
Eared grebe (mating plumage)
Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
Cinnamon teal
Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
Kildeer
Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
American avocet  trying to scare us off from
his mate's nesting area.
Black-necked stilt
Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
Check back for more sightings and better
photos. We'll post whenever we have more
to share. In the meantime, you can....

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Double Crested Cormorant,
American avocet, black-necked stilt
Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
Verdin
Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
Bewick's Wren
CC Wetlands Park
Pied billed grebe
CC Wetlands Park
Northern Mockingbird
CC Wetlands Park NV
Black chinned hummingbird
CC Wetlands Park
House finch
Mary's neighborhood, Las Vegas, NV
Broad-tailed hummingbird (female)
Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
Want to learn more about birds in your
specific area or any area in the US? or
maybe where to view certain birds? Just
click on
National Audubon Society, then
the specific state for a plethora of
information.
Common raven - I15 Rest Stop
Southern California
Red-shafted northern flicker (female)
Cedar Breaks Nat'l Monument - Utah
American robin
Cedar Breaks Nat'l Monument - Utah
White-crowned sparrow
Cedar Breaks Nat'l Monument - Utah
Green-tailed towhee
California border near Tahoe
Canada goose
Ellis Lake - Marysville, CA

On our cross-country trip in
July/August 2010, we visited several
US National Parks and Monuments,
starting in Utah. Each park provided
a bird list on request which aided
greatly in identification of several
birds with which we were unfamiliar.

We'll continue this update as we
drive cross-country again in 2012.
This time we'll be starting in
California.
Clark's nutcracker
Rocky Mtn NP, Colorado
White-crowned sparrow
Mt. Evans, Colorado
Blue-winged teal
Pahrangat Natl Wildlife Refuge, Nevada
Great horned owl
Rocky Mtn NP, Colorado
(great bird...rotten photo)
Bullock's oriole
The Shoe Tree, Rte 50, Nevada
Northern shovelers (male/female)
Pahrangat NWR, Nevada