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California in Fall — Desert to Ocean

August 29, 2017 to September 08, 2017 — 10 days

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photo of California Thrasher
photo of Acorn Woodpecker
Photo of Black-vented Shearwater - Chris Charlsworth
photo of Yellow-footed Gull - Chris Charlesworth
photo of White-headed Woodpecker
photo of Island Scrub-Jay
photo of Nuttall's Woodpecker
  • Up to 220 species of birds possible on this tour, including California specialty birds like Yellow-billed Magpie, California Gnatcatcher, Ridgway’s Rail, California Thrasher, Nuttall’s Woodpecker and Allen’s Hummingbird to name a few.
  • Staggering numbers of birds at the Salton Sea including the local Yellow-footed Gull and numerous Burrowing Owls.
  • Two trips into mountain ranges where coniferous forests are home to mouth-watering birds like Mountain Quail, Pinyon Jay, White-headed Woodpecker, Green-tailed Towhee and Hermit Warbler.
  • Visit to the unique Joshua Tree National Monument where spectacular scenery steals the show.
  • Le Conte’s Thrashers and the recently split Bell’s Sparrow in the Mojave Desert.
  • Boat trip to Santa Cruz Island, home to the endemic Island Scrub-Jay.
  • Whale Watching in Santa Barbara Channel for Humpback and Blue whales as well as seabirds including Black-vented Shearwater, Black Storm-Petrel and Scripps’s Murrelet.

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