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Observe both wintering and resident raptors such as:

Golden Eagles

Wintering Ferruginous Hawks

Red-tailed Hawks

Prairie Falcons

Red-shouldered Hawks

Nineteen (19) species of raptors alone have been recorded at this Raptor Hotspot!

What to Bring:

Binoculars (if you have them)

Sturdy shoes (we will not be hiking)

Official Hawk Watch gear or other layered clothing (i.e. hats, fleece vests, fleece jackets)


From the South & West: Take Highway 67 to Ramona and turn left (North) on Highland Valley Road for 1.5 miles and look for HAWK WATCH signs on the right
From the North: Take Highway 78 to Ramona Main Street (Hwy 67) turn right (North), proceed 3 miles to Highland Valley Road, turn right (North) for 1.5 miles and look for HAWK WATCH signs on the right

Thanks to our Hawk Watch partners at: Sky Hunters

The Raptor Institute


Location: Beautiful Begent Ranch at the Ramona Grasslands

18528 Highland Valley Rd.

Ramona, CA 92065

When: Saturdays in January and February:

   9AM-Noon, Rain or shine

    Program begins promptly at 9am

   We recommend you arrive at 8:30am

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