This tour leads to the best Thrasher sites within the river canyon and most remain the year round. Much of the habitat is juniper-oak-pine with chaparral and small areas of open grass/forbs gradually becoming more coniferous downstream. Other birds found here which are scarce or absent a little further downriver include Black-chinned Hummingbird, Lewis’ Woodpecker, Oak Titmouse, Rock and Canyon Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher and, along with Tours 1 and 3, this is the easiest area for finding Common Poorwill, California Towhee and Lesser Goldfinch.
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