Chino Hills State Park Interpretive Association Providing interpretive programs for the public

Birdwatching

Currently, the Bane Canyon entrance road off of Sapphire Road in Chino Hills is closed for construction of a new park entrance road.  In addition, the Campground will be closed until the completion of construction.

Due to the varied habitats of the Park, there are numerous opportunities to view a variety of birds. You’ll be able to see California Quail, Red-tail Hawks, Owls and other more colorful birds like the Western Tanager.

There are four basic steps to begin birdwatching.

1.  Buy a Bird Guide – this will help you identify birds in the field.

2.  Know the Calendar – different birds inhabit different areas at different times.

3.  Follow the Birders, Not the Birds – birds can be found anywhere from your backyard to the highway light poles, to the State Park.  Find a local group to tag along with to gain experience.

4. Watch for the Details – Pay attention to the markings, the season and the habitat types. More experienced birders can pick out a bird from far away and by sound — this will need to be something you work up to.

 

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