|Above - South end of the Salton Sea from Poe Road entrance. The sea
was a flat calm with thousands of waders in the shallows and thousands of ducks further
out. The white birds are American Avocets and Black-necked
Below - View from Red Hill Landing causeway. The waders in the foreground are mainly Western Sandpipers.
Part of a flock of Long-billed Dowitchers on a small lake near to Finney Lake, a site about 12 miles to the SE of the Salton Sea.
|American Avocet photographed on my last day at the Salton Sea when a strong wind whipped up the surface.|
|Black-necked Stilt photographed when the sea was a flat calm.|
|Greater Yellowlegs - Photographed from the car at Red Hill Landing.|
A small group of Lesser Yellowlegs were seen at Red Hill Landing, but were rather distant.
|About 100 Killdeers were feeding in a field next to Finney Lake. The Killdeer were feeding along the edge of the field......|
|..... while up to 1000 Mountain Plovers were seen feeding in the centre of the field. While not a good photograph (rather distant and with heat haze), it is perhaps one of the scarcer birds found during the trip.|
|Western Sandpiper - Huge numbers were seen around the extensive shallows of the Salton sea.|
|Good numbers of Least Sandpiper were also seen.|
|Spotted Sandpiper - This individual was photographed from the car while driving around the edge of Finney lake. This species was also seen in the San Diego area.|
|Point Loma and Sunset Cliffs|
|Tijuana Slough NWR||Salton Sea Geese|
|Cuyamaca Lake/Laguna Mountains||Trip List|