I saw a pair of American Avocets at S-Line Reservoir yesterday (eBird shows one was seen earlier in the week at Lemmon Valley WTP).
Before I was at S-Line, I took a drive out to a few locations in Pershing County, and the water situation was as bad as I had thought. The Pitt-Taylor Reservoir had 1 little puddle about 20' long, and Rye Patch Reservoir had little water, except right above the dam. The Humboldt WMA was totally dry, except for some puddles in a rut along the road. In wetter years, Pitt-Taylor is a wonderful place to watch grebes (Western and Clark). It isn't as wide as many lakes, so it is easy to watch them. I have seen grebes "dance" here several times, and during the late summer, they are the most abundant birds on the water. If you want to check it out sometime, head east on Hwy. 80 beyond the Rye Patch exit to the Humboldt exit. Go under the freeway, turn left at the "T", and when the road turns to gravel, bear right. There is no fee for this area (although there is a fee at Rye Patch). Yesterday, the only birds seen there were a pair of Ravens
and a pair of Horned Larks.