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Into the Field: Birding Hike at Big Morongo Canyon Preserve

February 17 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm


Join an expert birder on a bird-watching field trip to the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, 28 miles from Sunnylands Center & Gardens. With flowing water year-round, Big Morongo Preserve is a bird magnet and is featured in the “National Geographic” Guide to Birdwatching Sites.

Participants will walk on packed dirt trails, boardwalks, in open grassy areas, a mesquite “forest,” a cottonwood and willow riparian area, and a county park. The hike is approximately two miles with minimal elevation gain.

Participants will meet in the overflow parking lot of Sunnylands Center & Gardens at 7:30 am on the day of the hike. A waiver is required for all off-site activities and will be collected when the group meets at Sunnylands Center & Gardens. The caravan will leave Sunnylands and drive to the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve. The walk will conclude at 12 pm. For the waiver, please click here: https://sunnylands.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/offsite-birding-waiver.pdf

Sunnylands will be closed to the public on the date of this program. No restrooms or facilities will be available.

Close-toed shoes, hat, sunscreen, and water are essential. Binoculars, cameras, and snacks are optional.
Participants may bring a lunch; there are picnic tables at the preserve.

Fee: $25 per participant. 20 participants max.
Subject to cancellation due to low enrollment. To register, please click HERE

Reservations for this event will close on 2/14/20 at 4:30 pm.

For more information, please click HERE


February 17
7:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
11055 East Drive
Morongo Valley, CA 92256 United States
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(760) 363-7190

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