Piute Ponds

Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019

6:30 am - early afternoon

In spring, Piute Ponds and nearby desert oases are full of north-bound shorebirds, warblers and flycatchers.

We will start at Piute Ponds, where we will look for migrants as well as desert specialties such as LeConte's Thrasher. Piute Ponds sometimes hosts birds that are very hard to find elsewhere in the county, such as Bank Swallow, Black Tern and Franklin's Gull. After Piute Ponds we will visit Apollo Park and, time permitting, the (in)famous Lancaster Sewage Ponds.

Note: Piute Ponds are located on Edwards Air Force Base, which has restricted entry. Space is limited, and Edwards needs advanced notice of participants, so it helps to sign up early. Please email Mark Scheel if you would like to attend. We will be meeting in the northern Antelope Valley at 6:30am; the meeting place will be arranged.

Mark Scheel and Dessi Sieburth