Coyote Creek, Anza-Borrego State Park, CA

Photos from Coyote Creek 2005

This photo shows Coyote Creek at the 2nd crossing.

This is Kathy Biggs at 3rd crossing of Coyote Creek in Anza-Borrego State Park*.
*Note: permits are required to net dragonflies within state parks.

Where to find dragonflies in Anza-Borrego Desert:

Below is a list of some of the places where we, and/or the CalOdes Yahoo Group members, have seen dragonflies, and a list of species seen.It is by no means exhaustive! Please send your sightings to us: Have fun!

San Felipe Creek
American Rubyspot, Northern Bluet, Vivid Dancer, Blue-eyed Darner, Giant Darner, Green Darner, White-belted Ringtail, Pacific Spiketail, Pale faced Clubskimmer, Flame Skimmer, Blue Dasher, Cardinal Meadowhawk, Variegated Meadowhawk

Coyote Creek in Coyote Canyon
American Rubyspot, California Dancer, Aztec Dancer, Vivid Dancer, Familiar Bluet, Northern Bluet, Black-fronted Forktail, Common Green Darner, White-belted Ringtail, Gray Sanddragon,Comanche Skimmer, Neon Skimmer, Flame Skimmer, Desert Whitetail, Roseate Skimmer, Variegated Meadowhawk, Black Saddlebags, Red Saddlebags

Pupfish ponds at Visitor's Center & at base of hike to Palm Canyon
California Dancer, Familiar Bluet, Rambur's Forktail, Black-fronted Forktail, Western Pondhawk, Flame Skimmer, Blue Dasher, Spot-winged Glider, Variegated Meadowhawk, Red Saddlebags

Borrego Palm Canyon
Red Rock Skimmer,Variegated Meadowhawk, Flame Skimmer

Palm Canyon Palm Oasis and stream -
Aztec Dancer, Flame Skimmer

Anza Borrego Springs -
Common Green Darner, Mexican Amberwing, Blue Dasher, Flame & Roseate Skimmers, Western Pondhawk, Red Saddlebags

Southwest Grove

Culp Valley

Pena Springs
Flame Skimmer, Common Green Darner, Vivid Dancer

Paroli Homestead

Sentenac Cienega

Below is a list of dragonflies known to occur in the counties that encompass Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
Those in BOLD have been within the park.
1. American Rubyspot
2. Great Spreadwing
3. Spotted Spreadwing
4. Western Red Damsel
5. California Dancer
6. Pauite Dancer
7. Lavender Dancer
8. Sooty Dancer
9. Powdered Dancer
10. Aztec Dancer
11. Blue-ringed Dancer
12. Vivid Dancer
13. Double-striped Bluet
14. Boreal Bluet
15. Tule Bluet
16. Familiar Bluet
17. Northern Bluet
18. Arroyo Bluet
19. Desert Forktail
20. Pacific Forktail
21. Black-fronted Forktail
22. Citrine Forktail
23. Western Forktail
24. Rambur's Forktail
25. Desert Firetail
26. California Darner
27. Blue-eyed Darner
28. Paddle-tailed Darner
29. Walker's Darner
30. Common Green Darner
31. Giant Darner
32. White-belted Ringtail
33. Serpent Ringtail
34. Grappletail
35. Gray Sanddragon
36. Brimstone Clubtail
37. Russet-tipped Clubtail
38. Pacific Spiketail
39. Red-tailed Pennant
40. Pale-faced Clubskimmer
41. Western Pondhawk
42. Comanche Skimmer
43. Bleached Skimmer
44. Neon Skimmer
45. Widow Skimmer
46. Common Whitetail
47. Hoary Skimmer
48. Twelve-spotted Skimmer
49. Four-spotted Skimmer
50. Flame Skimmer
51. Desert Whitetail
52. Marl Pennant
53. Roseate Skimmer
54. Blue Dasher
55. Red Rock Skimmer
56. Wandering Glider
57. Spot-winged Glider
58. Mexican Amberwing
59. Variegated Meadowhawk
60. Cardinal Meadowhawk
61. Red-veined Meadowhawk
62. Black Saddlebags
63. Red Saddlebags