The most sought after bird this trip was the American Flamingo who has been present in the far reaches of the preserve for a very long time. On Jan 5th, a couple of the group trekked out to view the marvelous creature and got good shots. Then on Sunday 6th, 5 of us trekked out 1.9 miles to get a view. Unfortunately good photos by our group were not as promising. The AMFL was a very long distance from our viewpoint. By looking through bins, we could see the AMFL, but not well enough to get good shots we then had to trek back the 1.9 miles, but grateful that at least we could see a bird that was a lifer in the wild for many of us. Thanks to Ken Spilios, his photos of the VEFL,White Faced Ibis, AMFL served us well. The trip netted 83 species.