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Piute Ponds, Edwards AFB

Piute Ponds, Edwards AFB

NO FEE, 20 MAX SIGN UP WITH LAAS, PERSONAL EAFB PASS REQUIRED!

Leader: Jim Moore. A good mix of shorebirds, with a chance at LeConte’s Thrasher, and Pectoral and Baird’s sandpipers. Some of the finest desert birding in LA County! Some amazing birds have been seen here over the years, including a pair of Hudsonian Godwits and a Little Stint just five years ago, and an adult (unheard of!) Sharp-tailed Sandpiper this May!! E-mail LAAS to sign up.  ***Talk with base biologist Misty Hailstone by phone at (661) 275-2435 between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. before Aug 15 to register with the base***. Tell her your personal information (legal name, driver's license number and state issued, social security number, date of birth, email address, and phone number). If you must e-mail your information, send it in a password-protected document. LA Audubon will request access permission for all signed-up participants a few days before the trip. Participants will pick up passes at 7:30 a.m. on Aug. 31, at the Rosamond Base entrance at the West Gate Building - not the nearby Visitor Control Center. To get here, take Hwy 14 N past Lancaster to Rosamond, and head east for 10.3 miles on Rosamond Blvd. to the West Gate Building at 1004 Rosamond Blvd, Edwards AFB. Jim will not be here. Retrace your path back 8.1 miles towards Rosamond with pass in hand, and head south on the dirt road following the big power lines. This is Division St., which starts at 34°51'52.2”N, 118°07'53.1"W. Proceed to the first dike on the left (Ave. C), and take this left (E) to the Port-a-Potty, where Jim will be waiting with open arms! If you wish to call Jim on your approach, his cell is *1661//317//1600*. Lunch and finish at Apollo Park, so bring lunch, sunblock, 'scopes and lots of water. Likely hot weather, and high clearance vehicles may be a plus.