Anza-Borrego: In Focus - Golden Eagle Research in So. California

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 7:30pm to Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 4:00pm

Golden Eagle Research in Southern California

November 10-11, 2017

Instructor: Robert N. Fisher, USGS

The status of golden eagles in southern California has been uncertain. Learn the findings from the USGS multi-year survey and tracking program of golden eagles that addressed questions regarding habitat use, movement behavior, nest occupancy,genetic population structure, and human impacts on eagles.

Robert will co-lead a field class with Jeremy Sebes to see the landscape that golden eagles are utilizing in our region, from the desert floor to the mountains. We will drive a total of 175 miles with stops along the way to discuss eagle ecology and biology, the specific work that's done to monitor them, view nesting areas, and learn about the conservation challenges that eagles currently face. The leaders will provide spotting scopes and binoculars and handouts on how to ID Golden eagles in the field.
Beginning in Borrego Springs, we will drive south to Ocotillo (about 90 minutes), continue on to stops in the Laguna Mountains via Sunrise Highway (about 90 minutes), to Julian, and then return to Borrego Springs (45 minutes) or wherever “home” is for you.

Friday Lecture: November 10, 7:30-8:30 p.m. (refreshments provided)
Saturday Field Class: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Class Registration Fee: $60 / $50 for ABF members
Lecture Only: $5

Meet: Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center
401 Tilting T Dr.
Borrego Springs, CA 92004

Bring: sack lunch or snacks, reusable water bottle, notebook if you would like to take notes