With Mark Leggett who regularly guides bird walks at Sunnylands, Whitewater Preserve, Coachella Valley Preserve and Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitors Center. will explore sub-alpine forests and mountain meadows for birds that live in this unique biotic community. Birds that hopefully we’ll see include Mountain Chickadee, Pygmy Nuthatch, Steller’s Jay and White-headed Woodpecker. The area is also home to 4 common conifers—Sugar Pine, Lodgepole Pine, Jeffrey Pine and White Fir, all of which birds rely on. The moderate walk will be in Long Valley and will cover about 2 miles. Beginners are welcome!

Date and Time: Sunday, June 24, 8:30 a.m. to about noon. Please arrive at the tram valley station before 8 a.m. to assure on-time arrival for the class.
Meet at:  From 2nd floor terminal at the mountain station, go down to the 1st floor, exit the building to the terrace. The Nichols rooms is to the left down a short walkway.
Instructor: Mark Leggett,
Hike Level:  about 2 miles, easy to moderate, very little elevation change.
Class Size Limit: 15
Preparation: Note that the temperature will be roughly 30 degrees lower than on the desert floor. Dress accordingly. Please bring water, a hat, binoculars and snacks.
We do have a limited number of binoculars to loan if needed.

If you have any questions please contact the NHA at 

Present your NHA membership card and receive a 20% ticket discount on tram fare and 10% on food.

Booking:  A reservation is required.  Only one booking is permitted at a time. For more than one, simply fill out the form again with the information for each additional enrollee and submit. Any overbookings will be waitlisted.  If space becomes available you will be notified in order of priority..

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