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Lark Sparrow Chondestes grammacus

Observer

xranger2013

Date

February 15, 2014

Description

A single lark sparrow was observed during a GBBC survey at Barker Dam. Time of the observation was 10:20 a.m.

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Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina

Observer

xranger2013

Date

February 15, 2014

Description

Seventy-six chipping sparrows were recorded during a Great Backyard Bird Count survey of the barker Dam area. The cattail marsh below the dam face was an especially good location to find them. Time of the observation was 9:50 a.m.

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Golden-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia atricapilla

Observer

xranger2013

Date

February 15, 2014

Description

Seven golden-crowned sparrows were observed during a Great Backyard Bird Count survey of the Barker Dam area. The winter of 2013/2014 was a good one for sparrow diversity at Joshua Tree. Golden-crowned sparrows are usually uncommon, but they were relatively easy to find this winter. Time of the observation was 8:40 a.m.

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Bell's Sparrow Artemisiospiza belli

Observer

xranger2013

Date

February 14, 2014

Description

A single Bell's sparrow was seen foraging on the slopes above the Indian Cove Nature Trail at Joshua Tree National Park. The bird was found during a Great Backyard Bird Count survey of the Indian Cove area. Bird was observed at 2:50 p.m. Location is approximate.

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Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis

Observer

xranger2013

Date

February 13, 2015

Description

A flock of about 30+ dark-eyed juncos were seen at Barker Dam. Time was about 8:15 a.m.

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Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus

Observer

xranger2013

Date

January 13, 2015

Description

Seen feeding in leaf litter along the dry lakebed at Barker Dam. Sighting was about 2:45 p.m.

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Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus

Observer

xranger2013

Date

January 13, 2015

Description

Two loggerhead shrikes were seen at Barker Dam. Time was about 2:30 p.m.

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Singleleaf Pinyon Pine Pinus monophylla

Observer

rjadams55

Date

April 4, 2012

Description

This is the only species of pine in the park. This slow-growing pine was only found in fair numbers among the large boulderfields in the northern part of the park, especially around Barker Dam

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Common Raven Corvus corax

Observer

xranger2013

Date

January 13, 2015

Description

Several ravens were seen in Joshua trees near the Barker Dam Parking Area. I caught this one was it was taking off. Time of the observation was about 3 p.m.

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Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus

Observer

xranger2013

Date

February 14, 2015

Description

Two acorn woodpeckers were seen on a Great Backyard Bird Count survey covering the area in the vicinity of Barker Dam. One was along the Wall Street Mill Trail and this one was closer to Keys Ranch. Time of the observation was about 3:30 p.m. Location is approximate.

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Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna

Observer

xranger2013

Date

February 15, 2015

Description

Seen about 9:30 a.m. near the Rattlesnake Canyon Picnic Area on the east side of Indian Cove Campground. Location is approximate.

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Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus Echinocereus coccineus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

April 4, 2012

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Pancake Prickly-pear Opuntia chlorotica

Observer

rjadams55

Date

April 4, 2012

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Brown-spined Prickly-Pear Opuntia phaeacantha

Observer

rjadams55

Date

April 4, 2012

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Greater Roadrunner Geococcyx californianus

Date

October 13, 2012

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Common Raven Corvus corax

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October 13, 2012

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Joshua Tree Yucca brevifolia

Date

October 13, 2012

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Joshua Tree Yucca brevifolia

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October 13, 2012

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Joshua Tree Yucca brevifolia

Date

October 13, 2012

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Joshua Tree Yucca brevifolia

Date

October 13, 2012

Description

There is at least one joshua tree in this picture (viewed from the ridge where the native paintings/glyphs are).

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Big Berry Manzanita Arctostaphylos glauca

Date

October 13, 2012

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Human Homo sapiens

Date

October 13, 2012

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Cheesebush Ambrosia salsola

Date

October 13, 2012

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October 13, 2012

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California brickellbush Brickellia californica

Date

October 13, 2012

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Singleleaf Pinyon Pine Pinus monophylla

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October 13, 2012

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Cotton Top Cactus Echinocactus polycephalus

Date

October 13, 2012

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Goodding's Black Willow Salix gooddingii

Date

October 13, 2012

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October 13, 2012

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Cotton Top Cactus Echinocactus polycephalus

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October 13, 2012