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:


San Diego Photo Club is an Interest Section of the Sierra Club San Diego Chapter.  Our group began in 1984 and has grown to be among the largest Photo Clubs in San Diego County.  Our members are artists, travellers, humanitarians, and conservationists.  We support most genres of photography and welcome new members to our group.

Photo Club meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month between January and November, with meet-ups throughout the year.  For more information, visit us at

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