Monday, March 14, 2011

New DBG - Birdwalks Website!

Things are really hoppin now at DBG, as warblers and other migrants start to appear.  This Monday morning's bird walk, led by birder extraordinaire Diana Herron, was filled with surprises.  I saw my first Lincoln's Sparrow in the wildflower garden, and Phainopepla were popping up here and there.  We caught glimpses of a Brown Thrasher near the closed Herb Garden, then suffered Warbler's-neck craning our heads upward to see the various Warblers high in the cottonwood trees, had a Green Heron pose nicely for us in a tree over the pond, saw flashes of bright yellow and black as a Bullock's Oriole whizzed by, then a Pyrrhuloxia showed up on the Terrace as we compiled our bird lists!

To keep up on what is being seen this spring at Desert Botanical Garden - see the new DBG - Birdwalks website by William and Diana Herron.  You'll find complete lists of birds seen on the DBG Saturday and Monday Morning Birdwalks.  There's a lot of other great info there too - on bird  books, binoculars, and even some advice on how to make it onto the list of best-dressed-birders.  Be sure to read the Birding Etiquette page.  As the excitement of spring-time birding builds, we could all use a few reminders on birdwalk protocol.  The URL for DBG Birdwalks Website :

For some great bird photos see Jeff Stemshorn's work at Birds in the Garden 2011 on Facebook!

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