Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Birds of Joshua Tree Park.

The deceptively barren Mojave Desert landscape is home and resting grounds for numerous endemic migratory bird species. Joshua trees do not make a typical forest, the landscape is open, the climate dry and vegetation relatively sparse. Despite this, over 240 species of birds have been recorded in Joshua Tree National Park! Kurt Leuschner, Associate Professor of College of the Desert, Palm Desert, will guide a three-day field class through the Mojave and Colorado Deserts to identify common and rare birds. Contact the Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park - 74485 National Park Dr., 29 Palms, CA 92277 (760) 367-5535 $$FEE

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