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January 14, 2010 (Ramona) – The Ramona Grasslands, a protected resource area, is home to 19 species of raptors including golden eagles, hawks and falcons.


Each Saturday through February 27 from 9am-noon, the Wildlife Research Institute is hosting “Hawk Watch” at the Ramona Grasslands.

Visitors will observe the wild raptors and learn from WRI biologists about the birds’ life histories and the significance of this local ecosystem to the raptors’ survival There will be demonstrations of hawk banding and tracking eagles with transmitters. This free, educational program is open to the public and rewarding for all ages.

Bring binoculars and cameras if you have them. Biologists will have spotting scopes for your use. Sturdy shoes and layered clothing are recommended, although there is no hiking. The facility is handicapped accessible. Programs will be cancelled only in the event of heavy rains.


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.

For large groups or additional information call 760-789-3992 or visit http://www.wildlife-research.org/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=6.


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