Museum Trip: Wintering Birds Of Lake Perris

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)–Museum Director and ornithologist Robert McKernan will lead a trip to discover wintering birds at Lake Perris on Saturday, December 3, 2011. This excursion, organized by the San Bernardino County Museum Association, will be a leisurely birding and natural history adventure at the lake and surrounding haunts.

“Lake Perris is an important wintering grounds for waterfowl and for raptors—birds of prey like hawks, falcons, and eagles,” said McKernan. “And it’s only 20 minutes from the museum so we can spend more time exploring the area and less time in transit.”

The trip, which will depart at 7:00 a.m. from the museum in Redlands, costs $50 per person ($40 for a Museum Association member). The fee includes morning coffee, lunch, water, and light snacks; participants will car pool from the museum. The day will not be strenuous, but does include walking on gravel and sand. Advanced reservations are required: call the Museum Association at (909) 307-2669 ext. 250 or visit www.sbcountymuseum.org for a registration form. Space is limited.

The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. Parking is free. For more information, visitwww.sbcountymuseum.org. The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities. If assistive listening devices or other auxiliary aids are needed in order to participate in museum exhibits or programs, requests should be made through Museum Visitor Services at least three business days prior to your visit. Visitor Services’ telephone number is 909-307-2669 ext. 229 or (TDD) 909-792-1462.

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