Tis the season for the birds and the bees, and the Nevada Bird Count crew is finding nests everywhere! Here are a few of our finds ...
Kathryn found this Mourning Dove nest in Mojave Scrub/Mojave Yucca habitat:
Rayann saw these Lesser Nighthawk nestlings in Mojave Scrub
Sue was a tad startled when she flushed a Common Poorwill from this nest in Joshua Tree habitat:
I found this sparsely-woven Mourning Dove nest with eggs just above my head in a honey mesquite:
Phainopepla nest in bare Screwbean mesquite:
And another Phainopepla nest in a honey mesquite:
And yet another Phainopepla nest in a cottonwood:
Last but not least a Vermilion Flycatcher female on her nest in a cottonwood:
Happy birding everyone!