Birds of Mt. San Jacinto State Park & Long Valley Walkabout

birdsHave you ever wanted to see a White-headed Woodpecker or a Red-breasted Sapsucker? How about a Clark’s Nutcracker or a Western Tanager? And why is the bill of the Red Crossbill crossed? When it comes to birds it’s a whole other world when you visit the Mount San Jacinto State Park at an elevation of 8,500 feet. Beat the summer heat and join ornithologist Kurt Leuschner at 8:45am for a birdwalk around Long Valley. After the walk there will be an illustrated lecture on the birds of Mt. San Jacinto State Park. Bring binoculars to enrich your experience. We do have a limited number of binoculars to loan for those who don’t have them. Beginners are welcome!

Date and Time: Saturday, August 5, 9am-12pm,
Meet at:  the ground floor patio at the top of the ramp to Long Valley between 8:50 am and 9:00 a.m.
Instructor:Kurt Leuschner, Professor of Natural Resources at College of the Desert
Hike Level: Easy, mostly trail walk
Class Size Limit: 15

If you have any questions please contact the NHA at: sjprograms@msjnha.org

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