Photo by Steven Cirone

January 20th Activity: Ramona Hawk Watch

On January 20 we visit a Hawk Watch Event of the Wildlife Research Institute. The Hawk Watch is held every Saturday in January and February – you can go any Saturday, but our club will meet as a group on Saturday, January 20th.

This is a fantastic opportunity to get up close with beautiful birds even when you do not have a long telephoto lens – the birds sitting on perches or with their handlers will make it possible to get much, much closer than you normally would in the wild. Nevertheless, please be extremely respectful to both people and animals.

Hawk Watch. Image by T.M. Schultze.
Hawk Watch. Image by T.M. Schultze.

Address: Begent Ranch, 18528 Highland Valley Road, Ramona, California. This is a private residence that is only open for the Hawk Watch (it’s NOT the “Ramona Grasslands” Preserve).

Time: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

The Wildlife Research Institute does an amazing job with this program. There will be a lot of photographers present, so be courteous of others as you get your best images.

Here are some photos from the previous event by the club’s own Steven Cirone:

 

Alexander S. Kunz is a landscape and nature photographer originally from Germany. He moved to San Diego in 2010 and specializes on our local landscapes. He currently serves as the San Diego Photo Club’s vice president and also teaches the club’s Lightroom workshops at the MOPA.

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