University of California, Riverside

UCR Botanic Gardens

Bird Walk & Breakfast

Bird Walk & Breakfast

March 15, 2014

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Just ambling through the Gardens early in the morning is a treat.  Add sighting birds and you have enhanced your experience by 10 fold.  All that and breakfast afterwards too!  So much fun!  Perfect for both experienced and beginning birders.

Please dress in layers as we will be walking in rain or shine. Comfortable shoes and a hat are also recommend while binoculars are advised.  Be prepared for uphill paths and uneven, unpaved surfaces.  Join us for a wonderful garden walk and bird sighting adventure!

Spring is one of the best times for birding in the Gardens, as last year's gourmet walk visiting other campus sites yielded 60 species!  The birdwalks are led by expert birders Janet Clegg and/or Norm Ellstrand who are very familiar with the birds of the Gardens and UCR Campus.  

To ensure a quality birdwalk experience we limit attendance to 15 participants - RSVP early!

The walk begins at the UCR Botanic Gardens but continues on to secret campus locations. Last year we sighted 60 bird species so the challenge is on for this year to match or add to that number! We end the morning with a continental breakfast and review of our bird list. Meet at the Gardens Gate at 7:15 AM. 

This Gourmet Bird Walk is $25 for Members; $35 for Non-Members

Payment by check (payable to UC Regents) accepted the day of the birdwalk

Reservations required – RSVP to

Note! Comfortable walk shoes and a hat are recommended and binoculars are advised. Be prepared for uphill paths and uneven, unpaved surfaces.


We hope to see you this weekend !

~Your Friends at the UCR Botanic Gardens



Your check, payable to UC Regents is due by Monday, March 3rd.  Include your email and phone number.

Mail to Katie Shea, UCR Botanic Gardens, Riverside, CA  92521

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