January 6, 2011 (Ramona) – The Ramona Grasslands and Wildlife Research Institute invites the public to visit from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. each Saturday this month and next to view wintering and resident birds of prey. Programs begin promptly at 9 a.m. This free event is held at the WRI headquarters at 18030 Highland Valley Road in Ramona. Guests 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.
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.
Bring binoculars and cameras if you have them, our biologists will have spotting scopes for your use. Organizers recommend that you layer your clothing and wear sturdy shoes, although there is no hiking. The facility is handicapped accessible. Only heavy rain cancels. The event is at WRI Headquarters, which is located on Highland Valley Road near the intersection of Rangeland and Highland Roads.
From the south & west, Take Highway 67 to Ramona and turn north (left turn) on Highland Valley Road for 2 miles and look for our sign, Wildlife Research Institute, Inc. on the right, 18030 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 2 miles and look for our sign, Wildlife Research Institute, Inc., 18030 Highland Valley Road.
The Wildlife Research Institute, Inc is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit dedicated to wildlife research, conservation and education and is located in the heart of the Ramona Grasslands at 18030 Highland Valley Road Ramona, CA 92065.
More Info: http://www.wildlife-research.org/