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August 4, 2019 (San Diego’s East County) – Mission Trails Regional Park has several events coming up for bird lovers.  Hawk watch demonstrations are held on the first Sunday of each month.  In addition, the park offers its next monthly bird walk on Saturday, August 10th, plus a “birding basics” class for aspiring birdwatchers on August 31st.

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Live Hawk Demonstration

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 1st Sunday of the month

Falconer Bob Gordon, MTRP volunteer George Varga and "Huxley" the Harris hawk will be at the Visitor Center this Sunday for the monthly "Hawk Talk" presentation. Get up close to this amazing bird of prey and learn about hawks and other raptors. This is a drop in, free presentation.

Monthly Bird Walk- EVENING EVENT

7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday, August 10

Space limited and registration is required. Call the Visitor Center to register: 619-668-3281 

Join MTRP birders Jeanne Raimond and Millie Basden for an evening bird walk along the Father Junipero Serra Trail and into the grasslands. Learn about the unique features of owls and look and listen for owls, nighthawks, poorwills, bats, deer and other creatures of the night. Meet in the dirt parking lot at the corner of Bushy Hill Drive and Father Junipero Serra Trail. Learn more

Birding Basics Class at the Visitor Center

1 p.m. Saturday, August 31 and the last Saturday of the month (except Nov. and Dec.) 

MTRP Trail Guide and experienced birder Winona Sollock will help you increase your enjoyment of nature by learning five simple techniques to identify birds at a glance. You will also learn how to use a field guide, so bring one along if you have it. The class is free and open to all, with no reservations required.

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