The above websites are very useful. Check out Richard Fray’s blog on first link.
Peňa Blanca (prn Penya Blanca)
Dawn visit to the lake was rewarded with views of Nighthawks. Amazed by number of Green Herons in this isolated mountain lake. The surroundings are brilliant and the Canyon is home to many Trogons. Sadly I failed to connect with any Trogons because I reached the point where three tracks headed upstream. I think/know I chose the wrong option.
A very common bird!
Great-tailed Grackles (female above, male below)
Very little water, but still plenty of birds. Really well organised and good viewing areas.
This Golf Course provides some interesting habitats and with the watering of greens it encourages birdlife. This was the only place I came across a snake. Yet to be identified. I filled up the car and was amazed how cheap the petrol was 2$ per gallon.
This was pretty useless The light early morning is poor and birds distant.
Great birding. Head through the campsites and follow the trail. The cattle are a bit of a problem early morning but on the return walk they have calmed and can be easily ignored. Plenty of places to stop, sit, and watch the birds. Most unexpected find was a flock of Cedar Waxwings. Walked for hours along this river edge and back when I reached the fence.
A visit to Paton’s Feeders was unproductive. I think early morning or late afternoon would be best. I arrived at midday.
(I think this is a 1st year Yellow Warbler)
A very rare sight. 20% chance of rain. It didn't and it then gradually warmed up for the rest of the holiday.
(The real thing!)