April 21st: Piute Ponds and Apollo Park
Our trip to Piute Ponds and Apollo Park was very productive, with birds like Tricolored Blackbird, Macgillivaray's Warbler, Cassin's Vireo, Dusky Flycatcher, Prairie Falcon, Swainson's Hawk, Wilson's Phalarope, Yellow-headed Blackbird, and more being highlights. For many, it was their first visit to the hotspot. Located near a military base, the ponds are often a hotspot for rarities stopping over the desert.
Photos by Cameron Tescher