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On Saturday, June 4, Museum Director Robert McKernan will lead a trip to discover breeding birds in the San Bernardino Mountains. Space is limited, and reservations are required by Friday, May 27.

“The San Bernardino Mountains’ geography provides birdwatchers with a wide variety of habitats and bird species to study,” said McKernan. “The environments where birds are found include mountain lakes and meadows, coniferous forest, oak woodland, riparian woodlands, chaparral scrub, desert scrub, and grasslands. We will explore these diverse habitats in search of breeding bird species, and do our best to observe many of the approximate 171 species breeding in the San Bernardino Mountains.”

The cost of $60 per person ($50 for Museum Association members) will include transportation, lunch, snack and beverages. The Group will depart at 7am from the museum and return at about 6pm. Participants are advised to wear sturdy and comfortable shoes for moderate hiking, and to bring binoculars, sunscreen, a hat, and a bird book. McKernan recommends the “National Geographic Bird Guide” or the “Sibley Bird Guide,” both available at the Museum Store.

For more information and registration, call Melissa Sanchez at (909) 307-2669 ext. 250. Registration form is also available on the museum website www.sbcountymuseum.org. Pre-paid registration is required by May 27.

The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. For more information, visitwww.sbcountymuseum.org or call (909) 307-2669 or TDD (909) 792-1462.

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