Visit the Ramona Grasslands with the Wildlife Research Institute, Inc. and observe both their wintering and resident raptors.
HawkWatch is being held every Saturday in January and February from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
You will see raptors such as the Golden Eagle, the wintering Ferruginous Hawk, the Red-tailed Hawk, Prairie Falcon and the Red-shouldered Hawk. Nineteen species of raptors alone have been recorded at this Raptor Hotspot!
You will observe the wild raptors and learn the life histories of these hawks and eagles and the significance of the Ramona Grassland ecosystem to the raptors’ survival from WRI Biologists. There will be demonstrations of hawk banding and tracking eagles with transmitters.
This free, educational program is open to the public and rewarding for all ages.
Bring binoculars if you have them, however the biologist will have scopes for your use. It is recommended you layer your clothing and wear walking or hiking shoes. Meet at WRI Headquarters, which is located at 18030 Highland Valley Road near the intersection of Rangeland and Highland Roads in Ramona.
For more information, visit http://wildlife-research.org.
Images courtesy of the Wildlife Research Institute.