Caves, Vultures . . . or Condors

Pinnacles National Park, California, Late August After spending three days in the Monterey area -- visiting the splendor of Big Sur, birding at the state parks and beaches of Point Lobos, Zmudowski, and Moss Landing, and just hanging around a bonfire on the beach – it was time for our long drive to Palm Springs …

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Boot Canyon Birding

After a sleepless night in both car and tent, with lightning crashing down around us, it was difficult rising Saturday morning for our 10-mile hike to find the only pair of Slate-Throated Redstarts in the country. So we dragged our heels to the Pinnacle trailhead near the Chisos Basin Visitor Center, missing the opportunity to …

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