Nature Walks and Field Trips
at the San Jacinto Wildlife Area and Surrounding Areas
Updated October, 2013
With Rosedith and Joyce
Sun., Feb 9, and Sun., May 18, 2014. 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Meet in SJWA Parking Lot.
Come and join Rosedith and Joyce at the SJWA to observe birds feeding, mating, nesting and watching us watching them. Leaders: Rosedith Marx (951-321-9812) and Joyce Schwartz.
Lake Perris Bird Walks
With Rosedith and Joyce
Sat., Nov. 9, 2013, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. and
Sat., May 10, 2014, 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Meet in Lot 12. Rosedith Marx (951-321-9812).
These are moderately easy walks of 1-2 hours. All are welcome. Free with paid day use fee or camping fees.
Saturdays, Dec. 21, 2013; Jan. 11, Feb. 8, and March 8, 2014.
Call Lake Perris for further details: (951) 940-5600.
Birds of Prey
With Tom Paulek
Sat., Feb. 22, 9am to 12 noon. Meet in SJWA Parking Lot.
Join Tom Paulek to search the wildlife area for raptors and other wildlife. Over 22 species of Birds of Prey, also called raptors, including six species of owls, can be found on the Wildlife Area. Call (951) 368-4525 for more details.
San Bernardino Valley Audubon Society Walks
Beginning Bird Walks
With Brad Singer (909-838-7951) or Doug Karalun (909-425-5355).
Nov. 3, Dec. 1, and March 2. Sundays 8am to 10am. Meet in SJWA Parking Lot
Northern San Jacinto Valley
With Tony Metcalf (951-242-7038) and Dave Goodward (909-783-2417).
Sun., Nov. 17, 2013.
114th Annual Christmas Bird Counts
Dec., 2013 - Jan., 2014.
San Jacinto Valley and Lake Perris
With Chet McGaugh (951-781-3699) and Tony Metcalf (951-242-7038)
Sun., Jan. 26, 2014.
San Jacinto Wildlife Area
With Tony Metcalf (951-242-7038).
Sun., April 14, 2014.
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:
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.