A single lark sparrow was observed during a GBBC survey at Barker Dam. Time of the observation was 10:20 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
A flock of about 30+ dark-eyed juncos were seen at Barker Dam. Time was about 8:15 a.m.
Seen feeding in leaf litter along the dry lakebed at Barker Dam. Sighting was about 2:45 p.m.
Two loggerhead shrikes were seen at Barker Dam. Time was about 2:30 p.m.
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
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.
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.
Seen about 9:30 a.m. near the Rattlesnake Canyon Picnic Area on the east side of Indian Cove Campground. Location is approximate.
There is at least one joshua tree in this picture (viewed from the ridge where the native paintings/glyphs are).