Today (Tuesday, May 27th), we birded the "Desert Loop" starting at Tonopah Cemetery and ending at Dyer Pond and Abandoned Ranch (we skipped Highland Park). Except for a few Black-Headed Grosbeaks, Bullock's Orioles, and Western Tanagers at Miller's Rest Stop, the birding was completely dead (the worst that I have experienced in my 5 years of doing the loop). We started at 6:45 AM and were done with the loop at 11:30 AM because of so few birds. We saw no more than a few Yellow Warblers, Wilson's Warblers, and Flycatchers (which were everywhere last week) on the entire loop. On the way home this afternoon, we stopped at Wabuska along Rte. 95A north of Yerington to see if the Common Nighthawks had returned and 4 were observed in the trees and on the railroad tracks.
Here are links to documentation photos from Monday, May 26th of the Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher at Miller's Rest Stop and the Rose-Breasted Grosbeak at the Middle Marsh of Pahranagat NWR:
Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tecumseh517/14287917264/
Rose-Breasted Grosbeak: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tecumseh517/14286419122/