Dear Audubon Members,
Please join us for a wonderful raptor experience! Raptor Institute is joining us with their trained hawks and falcons.
It is great program.
Wildlife Research Institute Presents
HAWK WATCH 2015
SATURDAYS IN JANUARY & FEBRUARY
January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & February 7, 14, 21, 28
Beautiful Begent Ranch at the Ramona Grasslands
18528 Highland Valley Road Ramona, California 9AM-Noon
Visit the Ramona Grasslands with the Wildlife Research Institute in Ramona every Saturday in
January and February, 2015 for our Hawk Watch celebration. You can observe both our wintering and
resident raptors. You will see raptors such as the Golden Eagle, Bald Eagle, the wintering
Ferruginous Hawk, the Red-tailed Hawk, Prairie Falcon and the Red-shouldered Hawk, and Burrowing
Owl. Nineteen (19) 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 information and demonstrations of WRI’s 26 year research on Golden Eagles. In addition to
raptors at the Grasslands, we will have several trained raptors and owls for you to observe. This
is a wonderful opportunity to see these magnificent birds up close. This free, educational program
is open to the public and rewarding for all ages. Bring the kids! Come rain or shine…we never cancel .
The program begins promptly at 9 AM, we recommend you arrive at 8:30.
The Wildlife Research Institute is a non-profit organization whose mission includes educating the
public about conservation and wildlife appreciation. Bring binoculars if you have them, however we
will have scopes for your use. We recommend you layer your clothing and wear sturdy shoes or
hiking boots. Join us at the Begent Ranch located at 18528 Highland Valley Road, just 1 mile from
the intersection of highway 67 and Highland Valley Road. Parking is available, just follow the
signs. Refreshments, coffee, rolls, and doughnuts are provided!
From the south & west, Take Highway 67 to Ramona and turn North (left turn) on Highland Valley Road for 1 miles and look for our signs, HAWK WATCH, on the right, 18528 Highland Valley Road.
From the north, take Highway 78 to Ramona Main Street (Hwy 67) turn right, proceed 3 miles to
Highland Valley Road turn north (right turn) for 1 mile and look for our sign, HAWK WATCH.
For large groups or additional information call 760-765-1957
The Wildlife Research Institute, Inc is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit dedicated to wildlife research,
conservation and education and is located in San Diego County.
PO Box 2209, Ramona, CA 92065