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Salton Sea

Salton Sea


$15 FEE, SIGN-UP 8 CARS LIMIT


Leaders: Nick and Mary Freeman. Anticipate 95-105°F, and bring plenty of water. We will see Yellow-footed (only place in the U.S.) and Laughing gulls, Black Tern, Abert's Towhee, and Gila Woodpecker. We may also see Lesser Nighthawk, Vermilion Flycatcher and Stilt Sandpiper. The up side of visiting in August is a slight but real possibility of mind-numbing rarities like Mag. Frigatebird, Boobies, Piping Plover, Ross’ Gull, etc., etc., etc.!! Lots of driving, so come with a friend, as singles will be bumped if we fill up the trip. Reserve by e-mail; and mail $15, cell# and address. Brawley Inn - (760) 344-1199 offers a better continental breakfast, $80, and there is a decent restaurant next door. America’s Best Value Inn in Westmorland - (760) 351-7100 is $70. Ask for AAA discount. Continental breakfast. Meet at Cattle Call Park at 5:30 a.m., and bird until about 3 p.m. Bring lunch, FRS radios, scope, sunblock, minimum 1 gallon of water each, and a big hat. Those wishing to dine with leaders Saturday, call us to coordinate meeting at Christine’s in Brawley. Other lodging suggestions and dinner contact information in e-mailer.