California City & Galileo Hills
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Leaders: Nick and Mary Freeman. Yes, birding groups are once again welcome at Galileo Hills on the weekend!! Mind-boggling birds have shown up here at all seasons, and late fall is the best time for both south-bound migrants and California rarities at these prime migrant traps. Painted Bunting, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Golden-winged, Red-faced, Mourning Warblers and many others extremely rare (individually), but all have been seen by your leaders! Western and eastern warblers and other songbirds, as well as flycatchers, should headline. Reptiles may be encountered! Nick will try to spot herps for show and tell. Dine out (then herp?) with leaders Saturday evening if you wish at Gloria’s, 7027 CA City Blvd, 93505. Contact leaders if you plan to dine. Bird California City after Galileo Hills. To meet, take Hwy 14 about 4 miles past Mojave, then turn right on California City Blvd. Drive through town about a mile past the shops, turn left into the golf course parking lot past the huge, fenced driving range. Meet here at 7:30 a.m. To reserve, either call or e-mail Audubon with name(s), cell number, and e-mail address (for confirmation). Reserve a room at Motel 6 or other in Mojave, or the Best Western in CA City (across the street from the meeting spot). Bring lunches, FRS radios, sunblock, bird and reptile books.