The Bureau of Land Management provides an on-site host and docents to lead public tours, bird walks, hikes, and field studies for students of all ages. Programs and displays provide educational opportunities and wildlife viewing opportunities to further an understanding of desert and wetland ecosystems and their function and importance on local, regional, and global levels. Programs are available to individuals, groups, and schools and are safe for the visitor, resident wildlife, and the habitat.
Walks are led by Dee Zeller and other knowledgeable birders who provide an enthusiastic and informative tour of the birds inhabiting Big Morongo Canyon Preserve and adjacent Covington Park.
Bird walks begin at 8 am every Wednesday and the third Saturday of each month from October 1 through March 30 and at 7 am from April 1 through September 30. There are no bird walks on Wednesdays occurring before Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's, or on Saturdays from June 1 through September 30. Please check the BMCP Forum Calendar for the latest schedule.
Meet at the Information Kiosk south of the parking lot. For more information, call (760) 363-7190.
Group Hikes are led by experienced and knowledgeable
hikers who provide an informative and interpretive tour of the canyon,
ridges, and desert trails.
For reservations and information, call (760) 363-7190.
Tours, Field Studies, and Outreach Programs
Docent-led tours and field studies are available by
reservation. We can accommodate groups of up to 30 persons per tour
(larger groups are based on staff availability). Reservations are required
for both docent-led tours and self-guided tours for groups of over 15
people. Reservations are required at least two weeks in advance. An
approved Tour Agreement is required prior to all group visits.
Program Topics Include:
by Friends of Big Morongo Canyon Preserve.
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