4th of July Sheep Count 2018

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 7:00am to Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 3:00pm

We hope you’re able to join us for the 48th Annual Bighorn Sheep Count at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park! And if you know of anyone who might be interested in participating please forward them this email. Any and all inquiries can be sent to AB.Sheepcount@parks.ca.gov.  

We will be dispersing to count sites on Thursday afternoon, June 28th, and conducting the count on Friday, June 29th, Saturday June 30th, and Sunday, July 1st.  On Thursday, we will meet at the Palm Canyon Maintenance Shop between 1-3PM for check in and dispersal. We will expect you back at the shop by 3PM on Sunday to compile count data and get you headed home. 

We hope you can assist us with the annual sheep count. Thank you for your interest and dedication. Sheep population numbers in the Park are estimated at about 500, and totals for the entire Peninsular Ranges are almost 900 sheep. 

Please use the RSVP form on Page 2 to let us know if you’ll be able to help this year.  As always, we need willing backpackers, and we need four wheel-drive vehicles to help get volunteers into some of the count sites. Hope you can help us again this year.


Michael J. Puzzo
Sheep Count Coordinator
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park