Birdwatching in the Coachella Valley
Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the numerous locations for wildlife viewing in the California Desert areas. The Coachella Valley, in the Southern California Desert, has several locations that are excellent for birdwatching. Any preserve or park that has a palm oases or natural spring will present excellent wildlife viewing opportunities. The birds use the palm trees as shelters and to nest. Where there are palms trees there is a water source. The early morning and evening hours are when you will see the most activity at these locations.
Below are links to locations in or near the Coachella Valley that are known birdwatching areas. Also included in the links are related articles about each area and links to birds common to the desert region.
Indian Canyons, Palm Springs
Salton Sea National Recreation Area
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Coyote Canyon is a Riparian habitat where birds are abundant (requires 4WD)
Yaqui Well is a bird watchers paradise in ABDSP
Morongo Preserve –
Desert Bird Species
Curve Billed Thrasher
Ground Hornbill / Abyssinian Ground Hornbill
Birds of Prey
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