I've been scouting lately at Ash Meadows NWR for the upcoming Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 16. Birding at various locations around the refuge today produced a total of 51 species including Hooded Mergansers and an active Green Heron at Peterson Reservoir, Golden Eagle at Longstreet Spring, and 3 adult Tundra Swans at Crystal Reservoir. Complete checklists for today's birding and the recent scouting efforts can be seen on eBird's Ash Meadows NWR hotspots.
Bird List for December 10 - Ash Meadows NWR:
Great Blue Heron
Ash Meadows NWR, Amargosa Valley, NV