Calendar of Friends’ and Audubon Walks at the SJWA & Lake Perris

All walks are free and open to everyone. No reservations are needed. Children are welcome. Binoculars and birding books provided. To all walks, wear comfortable shoes, hats and sunscreen and bring water, snacks and binoculars, if you have them.

Updated September, 2014

Lake Perris
Saturday September 13, 2014 8am-10am

Join Rosedith and Joyce on these moderately easy walks of 1-2 hours around Lake Perris. Free with Paid day-use or camping fees. Meet Rosedith (951-321-9812) in Parking Lot 2.

Lake Perris
Saturday October 11, 2014, 9am-11am

Join Rosedith and Joyce on these moderately easy walks of 1-2 hours around Lake Perris. Free with Paid day-use or camping fees. Meet Rosedith (951-321-9812) in Parking Lot 2.

Friends Beginning Bird Walk
Sunday October 26, 2014, 9am-11am

Join Rosedith and Joyce at the SJWA to observe birds feeding nesting, mating, nesting and watching us watching them. You will see shorebirds, ducks, raptors and upland birds—over 100 species on a good day. Meet Rosedith Marx (951-321-9812) in the SJWA parking lot.

Audubon Beginning Bird Walk
Sunday November 2, 2014, 8am-10am

Our goal will be to teach you enough basic birding techniques and identification skills so that you will feel comfortable birding on your own or joining our bird walks. Meet Dave Goodward (909-783-2417) in the SJWA parking lot.

Lake Perris
Saturday November 8, 2014, 9am-11am

Join Rosedith and Joyce on these moderately easy walks of 1-2 hours around Lake Perris. Free with Paid day-use or camping fees. Meet Rosedith (951-321-9812) in parking lot 2.

Audubon Northern San Jacinto Valley
Sunday November 16, 2014 7am-?

Cooler weather brings wintering birds of prey and waterfowl. The first goal is to have fun; the second is to see 100 species. The northern San Jacinto Valley usually has ranked in the top 1% to 2% on Christmas Bird Counts for inland areas. Meet Tony Metcalf (951-242-7038) and Dave Goodward (909-783-2417) in the SJWA parking lot.

Audubon Beginning Bird Walk
Sunday December 7, 2014, 8am-10am

Our goal will be to teach you enough basic birding techniques and identification skills so that you will feel comfortable birding on your own or joining our bird walks. Meet Kirk Stitt (909-886-5513) and Linda Stitt (909-886-5513) in the SJWA parking lot.

Christmas Bird Counts
December 13, 2014-January 4, 2015

The San Jacinto Valley CBC will be on a Tuesday. Check out www.sbvas.org in December for exact dates, times and locations.

Audubon San Jacinto Valley/Lake Perris
Sunday January 25, 2015, 7am-??

The diversity and number of birds of prey and gulls peaks after the new year. Join us on a fairly intense but unstructured day. We may go on to Lake Perris. Meet Chet McGaugh (951-781-3699) and Tony Metcalf (951-242-7038) at the SJWA parking lot.

Friends Raptor/Birds of Prey Walk
Saturday February 21, 2015, 9am-12pm

Join the former SJWA area manager to search the wildlife area for raptors and other wildlife. Over twenty-two species of Birds of Prey, also called raptors, including six species of owls, peregrine falcon, bald and golden eagle, ferruginous hawk and prairie falcon can be found on the Wildlife Area. Meet Tom Paulek (951-368-4525) in the SJWA parking lot.

Butterflies, Bluebird Boxes & Plants
Sats. March-May, 9am-12pm. Dates to be determine
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Audubon San Jacinto Wildlife Area
Sunday April 26, 2015, 7am-??

Shorebirds. We will provide some knowledge about this fascinating bunch of birds, stimulate appreciation and interest in them and mitigate some of the phobias. BRING YOUR SCOPES. Meet Tony Metcalf (951-242-7038) and Chet McGaugh (951-781-3699) at the SJWA parking lot.

Lake Perris
Saturday May 9, 2015, 8am-10am

Join Rosedith and Joyce on these moderately easy walks of 1-2 hours around Lake Perris. Free with paid day-use or camping fees. Meet Rosedith (951-321-9812) in parking lot 2.

FOR INFORMATION on all walks, call Sue Nash at (909) 228-6710. Our walks are free and open to all. Children are welcome and you do not need to be a member of the Friends to join us on any of our walks.

WHERE TO MEET: All nature walks meet at the appointed time in the parking lot of the San Jacinto Wildlife Area headquarters at 17050 Davis Road, Lakeview. There are picnic tables and restrooms available if you want to spend the day.

FOR ALL WALKS bring binoculars, camera (if you are interested), non-toxic insect repellent, sturdy walking shoes, hat, sun screen, plenty of water, lunch, snacks, and wear appropriate clothing for the weather.

WAIVER FORM: The Friends ask that all walk participants sign waiver of responsibility forms. Please be aware that minors (under 18) cannot sign the waiver. The signator must be a parent or other responsible adult. If you will not be with or are dropping off a minor at one of the Friends' nature walks, please contact Sue Nash at (909) 228-6710 or e-mail her at:

snash22@earthlink.net

TO VISIT THE SAN JACINTO WILDLIFE AREA:
Hours: The wildlife area is open seven days a week from Dawn to Dusk. You are welcome to visit on your own at any time. There is an Information Kiosk on the east side of Davis Road adjacent to the parking lot. Please note the dates and times for fall hunting; wetlands and other areas may be closed to non-hunting public uses.

BEGINNING BIRD WALKS: San Bernardino Valley Audubon Society organizes and sponsors Beginning Bird Walks (BBW) at various locations in Riverside County. We are fortunate that a number of walks are held at the San Jacinto Wildlife Area. Please note that there is a new start time for the BBWs--8:00 a.m. Please check Audubon's web site at: www.sbvas.org for more information on dates and locations for all their Beginning Bird Walks. Or call Cathy Tobin at (951) 684-9613.

DIRECTIONS TO THE SAN JACINTO WILDLIFE AREA:
San Jacinto Wildlife Area, 17050 Davis Road, Lakeview. Telephone: (951) 928-0580.
Davis Road is closed from Moreno Valley. Please use one of the following routes to visit the San Jacinto Wildlife Area.

From Moreno Valley: Go south on Perris Boulevard to the Ramona Expressway; go east on the expressway to Davis Road in Lakeview; go north on Davis Road 2.3 miles to the headquarters. From Hemet/San Jacinto Area: take the Ramona Expressway west to Davis Road in Lakeview; go north on Davis Road 2.3 miles to the headquarters. From Highway 215: exit at the Ramona Expressway; take the Ramona Expressway east to Davis Road in Lakeview; go north on Davis Road 2.3 miles to the headquarters.

DURING THE RAINY SEASON please use extreme caution when driving on Davis Road if there have been recent rains. Do not drive on Davis Road if it is muddy or it is raining. During the rainy season, please call the wildlife area headquarters at (951) 928-0580 during regular work hours to ask about road conditions.

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