Bird watching remains good
By Al Kalin
Bird watching is still excellent but some of the birds are moving on, according to Imperial Valley birding guide Bob Miller of Imperial.
Miller leads bird watching tours in the Valley. He can be reached at 355-1008 or on the Internet at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earlier this week Miller led a group and spotted a Lewis' woodpecker along Austin Road in a pecan tree. For those Southenders who want to see many burrowing owls Miller suggests driving along Austin Road between old Highway 89 and Aten Road. Look for the owls along the west side of the road.
The mountain plover appear to have left but Miller says all species of swallows are arriving by the thousands. A white-throated swift was spotted by Miller's group. Three Bullock's orioles were seen as well as many kestrels on Erskine Road just north of Worthington Road.