Every Saturday starting Jan. 1 until Feb. 26, the public is invited to join experts from the Wildlife Research Institute in spotting, observing and counting the area’s raptor population. It’s common to see red-tailed and red-shouldered hawks, golden eagles, Cooper’s hawks, kestrels, prairie falcons and more. The Ramona Grasslands are recognized as a “raptor hot spot” because 19 different species of raptors have been observed there over the years.
Dress in layers as its cold in the morning & warmer in the afternoon. Rain or Shine. If raining, it’s recommended to wear rubber boots. Bring binoculars but some naturalists will have bird-viewing scopes available.
All ages are welcome. Program goes from 9am to noon. Group meets at:
Wildlife Research Institute Headquarters
18030 Highland Valley Road
760-789-3992 or visit www.wildlife-research.org.