Loading Events




Date: February 3 – 5

Time: Feb 3 6am – 2pm, Feb 4 6:45am – 2pm, Feb 5 6am – 2pm

Where: TBD

Cost: $180, $150 members

Capacity: 15 participants


Our local expert birders will lead a group on a three-day birding class from the mountains to the desert, to the sea. Mark Jorgensen and Robert Theriault have scouted the best birding sites and are eager to help you get your best bird sightings of the year! We will meet early in the morning at the Anza-Borrego Foundation administrative office for three days in a row and carpool to each location. First to the Salton Sea, then within Borrego Valley, and finally to Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. Open to birders of all levels and abilities. 

Please bring your own binoculars and lunch on each day. We’ll begin with a meet and greet, followed by a quick check on binoculars and a five-minute tutorial on adjusting them to your eyes.


*Note: Specific sites at each location will be determined by your guides in advance.


Friday, February 3, 2023 / A Day at the Salton Sea

6:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Saturday, February 4, 2023 / Borrego Springs and Surrounding Desert

6:45 AM – 3:00 PM


Sunday, February 5, 2023 / Montane Birding

6:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Registration is for all three days: 

ABF Member: $150

Public (non-members): $180


Join Wait List Here


Class size is limited to 15 people and will sell out. Advanced registration required. Please email Samantha at Samantha@theabf.org or call (760) 748-2163 with any questions or to get help with registration.


Cancellation Policy
Notification must be received at least 7 days before the first day of the event if you need to cancel and wish to receive a refund. A $10 cancellation fee will be retained for each registration. For cancellations made after the 7-day deadline, we cannot issue refunds for any reason. We understand that unforeseen or emergency circumstances may arise, but our nonprofit organization operates on a limited budget and, while inconvenient, this policy enables us to sustain our programs even with last-minute cancellations. If ABF cancels a program, we will issue a full refund or credit.